Guide

Food and drink business resource efficiency

Food and drink business process efficiency

Food and drink processing businesses can improve their resource efficiency. The best way to do this is to adopt a systematic, step-by-step approach. This should look at the way resources are sourced, stored and used. Resources include your ingredients, Materials and utilities. It should take into account the causes and costs of waste.

This process may be part of an environmental management system. This is a formal policy and procedures to help you save money, increase efficiency and comply with legislation. See set up an environmental management system (EMS) .

You should make sure you:

As well as your own resource efficiency, consider involving other businesses in your supply chain. Try to work with customers and suppliers to improve your environmental performance. See supply chain efficiency.