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DNV GL, FDF and United Nations Global Compact Network UK Roundtable

Engaging the Food and Drink Sector in the United Nations Global Compact

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    London

  • Venue:

    Carlton House Terrace, St James's

  • When:
    June 16, 2016
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16th June - 15:00-18:00 with drinks reception

DNV GL is delighted to be chairing a roundtable with the UN Global Compact Network UK and the Food and Drink Federation, with speakers from M&S and The One Brand, to support  food  and drink companies in engaging with the United Nations Global Compact, which is composed of a set of ten principles covering human rights, the environment and ethical behavior – all issues that the food and drink sector has to manage.  It is one of the world’s largest corporate responsibility initiatives - with over 8,000 business and non-business participants in 135 countries. 

Speakers:

UN Global Compact Network UK
Steve Kenzie, Executive Director
An overview of the requirements of the United Nations Global Compact and its members with examples of good practice case studies that can be applied to the food and drink sector.

M&S
Louise Nicholls, Head of Responsible Sourcing- Plan A 
The M&S approach to Human Rights and Modern Day Slavery in the context of the United Nations Global Compact.

The One Brand
Duncan Goose, CEO - TBC
Insights on how food and drink companies can think differently and begin to address the UN Global Compact principles in line with their business model and operations.


We all know that the population is on course to increase to over 9 billion by 2050 and the demands this will put upon future food production.  The Sector has always had an enormous variety of issues and impacts.  This has meant that it has sometimes been difficult for Food and Drink companies to grapple with the range of issues and what should be prioritized in order to have a meaningful sustainability strategy. The United Nations Global Compact and associated UN Sustainability Goals (SDGs) provide an opportunity for a holistic approach  – which will be explored as part of this roundtable to provide insight and guidance on how the Food and Drink sector can begin on this journey. 


DNV GL has recently published a report examining the impact of the United Nations Global Compact which will be available at this event.


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