‘This is a rallying call to both individuals and businesses in the UK’s biggest manufacturing sector take action on climate and be on the right side of history. There’s an assumption that sustainability professionals are going to magically fix everything but there aren’t enough of them and until this becomes part of everyone’s day job we won’t move fast enough.
‘The Future Food Movement is built on the philosophy that when you know, you can’t unknow. Embedding climate strategies into the culture of a business and allowing individuals to create ideas and facilitate change is key to enacting lasting and positive change.’
Founder of the Future Food Movement and MD of Veris Strategies
’Knowledge is power’
A recent Kantar survey commissioned by media platform Teads showed 49% of UK consumers want to reduce their carbon footprint through the food choices they make in 2022. With 35% of the UK’s total carbon emissions directly attributable to the food industry, it’s going to take a monumental team effort to reach net zero by 2050.
‘Ultimately, we all win, or we all lose. It’s a simple as that’, Kate Cawley adds. ‘Knowledge is power, and through the Ally Community we will be upskilling our whole industry and helping make every role a climate role.’
The Future Food Movement Ally Community is the UK’s first food industry network which specifically inspires, upskills and educates individuals on climate. Giving people of all levels in all roles the skills to be able to make a difference on climate in their individual jobs whether that’s on the factory floor, in marketing, accounts or product development, everyone can play their part.
‘Leading the Future Food Movement Ally Community is the most important thing I have done in my career’, Gizzi said. ‘I hope that I can inspire the next generation and the old school of food to stick with this and move forward together.’
The new Future Food Movement platform will focus on four skills areas – climate literacy, application, technology and communication – as part of its mission to help the industry deliver on net zero by 2050.
Membership to the Ally Community includes access to pioneering events, masterclasses, and podcasts as well as networking opportunities and mentoring.