Blog: Tesco, Nestle, Kerry head to Dublin to talk sustainability

Michelle Russell | 26 September 2013

Key food industry manufacturers and retailers are in the Irish capital today (26 September) to discuss the necessity of developing sustainable food practices.

A conference is being held by Bord Bia, the Irish food board, to provide a platform to analyse the actions being taken by the industry to grow but in a sustainable way.

Speakers will include Tesco group food director Matt Simister; the head of sustainability for Nestle UK & Ireland, Inder Poonaji; and the chief executive of Kerry Group, Stan McCarthy.

Delegates in Dublin will also hear from Simon Coveney, Ireland's minister for agriculture, who, as well as discussing the local industry's green initiatives, will likely reflect on the horsemeat contamination scandal earlier this year, which was uncovered by food safety officials in Ireland.

Bord Bia itself will discuss Origin Green, a programme launched last year to highlight what the Irish government calls the country's "green reputation" - a dairy industry, for example that, the scheme says, has one of the lowest carbon footprints in the EU

just-food is in Dublin to hear how some of the largest businesses in the sector are grappling with the sustainability challenge and what plans they have to progress further.

Check back on just-food for coverage from the event.  

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