Guide

Food and drink business resource efficiency

Introduction

Food and drink manufacturing businesses often use significant quantities of resources such as raw materials, energy and water. Making better use of these resources enables you to reduce costs, improve profitability and decrease the environmental impact of your business relative to your competitors. You'll also find it easier to comply with environmental legislation and demonstrate your environmental credentials to stakeholders such as customers, investors and staff.

This guide outlines the importance of taking a systematic approach to resource efficiency and suggests ways of using raw materials, packaging, water and energy more efficiently.