Sustainability trends concerning the food industry

14 October 2021

You need to be part of the change. This is the message from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations as we celebrate World Food Day on 16 October 2021. Juggling topics like food security, starvation and wastefulness, the focus of this most important industry has to be on sustainability.

SIGWATCH is a global research and strategy consultancy tracking the campaigns of tens of thousands activist groups around the world to identify emerging trends. According to their MD, Mr. Robert Blood, the seven sustainability trends food and beverage companies should be concerned about if they want to grow and keep their customers are;

  • Climate change
  • Deforestation
  • Green vegetarianism
  • Insect apocalypse
  • Water stress and agriculture
  • Circular economy (i.e. ‘Zero waste’ becoming legislation by the European Commission)
  • Sustainability-driven investment (ESG criteria)

At AIMS International, we make you, our customers and your challenges our mission. Our Consultants are intimately familiar with the leadership skills needed to grow a sustainable business.  Let‘s be the change. For our future. Together. 

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About the author: 

Leonie Pentz

Leonie Pentz, VP Sustainability & Managing Partner AIMS International South Africa

Leonie has 20+ years as a recruitment professional in the Sub Sahara African market and since January 2011 as AIMS International’s Managing Partner based in South Africa. She represents the MEA region on the AIMS International Executive Board since 2016.