IFST Webinar: Net carbon zero for our food system - the offer, the policy and the reality

Organised by IFST Sustainability Group

In this webinar, we will explain what Net Zero means, what it specifically means for the food system and provide practical examples - efforts being made to achieve net zero in food operations; illustrating best practices;  recommendations on how to go about addressing net zero, watch-outs and learnings. 

What you will learn about:

Understand what net zero means for food and drink. 
Be aware of tools and guidance available that will help us all meet net-zero goals

Chair: Dr Wayne Martindale, FIFST, Associate Professor, Enterprise & Food Insights and Sustainability National Centre for Food Manufacturing, University of Lincoln

Wayne is an Associate Professor at the National Centre for Food Manufacturing (NCFM) where he leads the Food Insights and Sustainability Research Cluster. He trained as an apprentice with British Sugar plc and Bush Boake Allen Group in the 1980's, completing his doctorate in biochemistry at the University of Sheffield in 1993. After a few years of working as a marine biologist at the University of Florida, he went to work for the UK fertiliser industry starting up commercial geospatial research which is still delivered in his work today. In 1998 he was managing technical communications at Levington Agriculture and now works with some of our best-known food companies guiding them to carbon neutral manufacturing. He is a CSIRO McMaster Fellow, OECD Cooperative Research Fellow and Fellow of the IFST.

Speaker: Hugo Chambers, Sustainable Sourcing Manager, Sainsbury's

Hugo is a Sustainable Sourcing Manager at Sainsbury's. His focus is on helping Sainsbury’s meet its science-based target to reduce Scope 3 (indirect) emissions by 30% by 2030, as well as driving Sainsbury’s approach to tackling deforestation in its supply chains and beyond. He’s been named a One Step Greener Ambassador ahead of COP26 in November. He holds a BSc in economics from UCL.

Speaker: George Richards, Director, JRP Solutions

George has over 35 years’ experience of working with industrial and commercial clients across a range of sectors throughout the UK and Ireland delivering sustainable solutions that improve business performance.  He is a passionate believer in the need for immediate action to address climate change and is actively engaging and assisting organisations to develop and implement Net Zero strategies.

Speaker: Elinor Kershaw, Net Zero and Sustainability Consultant, JRP Solutions

Elinor’s career has focused entirely on championing and driving sustainability in its broadest sense - from strategy development to monitoring utilities consumption, projecting usage and budgets, reviewing sustainable procurement, ISO14001 management and materials impacts analysis.  They have a key interest in promoting the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Abstract: Understanding Net Zero and what it means for the food industry

All professionals in the sector will be involved in their organisation’s journey towards Net Zero in some way or another.  This webinar will ensure you understand what Net Zero means and what it means for your industry so that you can play your part. 

Live Q&A: Dr Wayne Martindale, Hugo Chambers, George Richard and Elinor Kershaw

IFST member - Free
Non-IFST member - £25.00
Student Non-IFST member - £5.00

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Please note: IFST is a registered charity with the mission of  ‘recognising and empowering food professionals by promoting excellence in science and its application throughout the food chain’. During 2020 and the COVID pandemic we are proud to have run 30 webinars and engaged with thousands of food professionals around the world from over 50 countries on a free to access basis. From June 2021 we will be charging for our webinars including a certificate of attendance to non-members. IFST members attend all webinars free of charge. Details of our membership packages can be found here.