Food manufacturers

How can food manufacturers save money and the planet?

The cost of basic commodities including utilities continues to skyrocket, food inflation skyrockets, squeezing margins and affecting all areas of finance and operations and the situation is expected to continue until 2022 .

As a result, food and beverage manufacturers are under great pressure to save money. The focus on reducing the impact of the supply chain on climate change further increases this pressure.

Fortunately, lowering operating costs, increasing efficiency and preserving the climate often go hand in hand. So how can crunching the numbers and cutting costs save the planet? Have all easy wins been taken into account? What kinds of benefits can they really offer and are they worth it? And is tackling a big project harder than it is worth?

A team of experts will help you assess your options during an ESB Energy sponsored webinar for administrators and finance, operations and sustainability managers that runs from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. UK time, January 19, 2022. Register now to participate for free in the dayHave.

Coca-Cola Europacific PartnersHave

Sam Jones, UK Climate and Sustainability Manager at Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, will describe some of the savings the company has made through efficient use of resources.

Jones just joined CCEP from packaging giant DS Smith, Where he was responsible for its sustainability strategy, including its Net Zero plans and science-based goals for reducing carbon emissions. Previously, he held consulting and advisory roles within the environmental teams of Mars and the global agri-food company AB Agri.

He will lead CCEP’s sustainability program in the UK, focusing on packaging, carbon reduction, water stewardship and strengthening the company’s connections within the communities in which it operates. . It will support the company’s This is Forward sustainability action plan – a critical part of CCEP’s path to becoming a Net Zero company by 2040.

Cold chain federationHave

Tom Southall, Policy Director of the Cold Chain Federation (CCF), will explain initiatives to reduce energy costs in the cold chain.

Southall joined CCF, which represents the UK’s temperature-controlled logistics industry in November 2019, after spending six months previously on secondment with the organization.

He is responsible for the development of the Federation’s new cold chain compliance product and other policy work, including food safety, sustainability, energy efficiency, refrigeration management and oversight of refrigeration. Federation Agreement on Climate Change. He was previously a consultant at Jacobs and before that he worked for the Environment Agency for four years.

Work with ABPHave

Neil Lawson, Technical and Operations Director, ESB, will examine how the company worked with ABP meat processor to improve food processing efficiency and renewable heat and heat recovery. He will join ABP Food Group Chief Sustainability and Environment Officer John Durkan in explaining their partnership.

Lawson is a specialized thermal engineer with a degree in mechanical engineering and 30 years of experience in the field. He has worked in Europe, North America, Africa and the Far East on domestic, commercial, process, petrochemical and utility applications for thermal energy. He spent the early 90s developing and delivering efficient energy to Dutch greenhouses.

These emission reduction, maximum efficiency solutions for heat and electricity using mixed energy sources are still in use some 30 years later across Europe. Since 2000, Lawson has specialized in multi-technology energy centers, which include ground source heat pumps (GSHP), ASHP, CHP, fossil fuel boilers, chillers, PV, solar thermal and other renewable energies.

He has been at the forefront of simultaneous heating and cooling coupled with thermal storage, developing efficient solutions for food and beverage manufacturing, agriculture, office, commerce, retail, schools, hospitals, universities, rural estates, exemplary green buildings, low-carbon hotels and mixed-use facilities.