11th May 2023
New Report Outlines Sustainability Opportunities for Produce Industry - 2023
The International Federation for Produce Standards (IFPS) has released a new report outlining sustainable practices for the produce industry. The report, titled "Summary- IFPS Sustainability Symposium," highlights the need for sustainable practices to ensure the long-term health and success of the industry.
The report was developed following the IFPS Symposium, which brought together industry leaders from around the world in December 2022 to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the produce industry. The symposium identified key areas where the industry can make a significant impact on sustainability, including waste reduction, water conservation, and responsible sourcing.
"We are thrilled to release this report, which outlines the challenges faced by the industry and a pathway toward practical solutions for the produce industry to become more sustainable," said Rebecca Lee, Chair of IFPS. "As consumers increasingly prioritize sustainability, it is essential for the industry to take action and implement sustainable practices that benefit the environment, communities, and the long-term health of the industry."
The report highlights the importance of collaboration within the industry to promote sustainability. "We need to work together to implement sustainable practices and ensure the long-term success of the produce industry," said Lee. "We hope this report will serve as a roadmap for the industry to make meaningful progress towards sustainability."
To read the full report, visit the IFPS website at https://www.ifpsglobal.com/Portals/22/IFPS%20Symposium%20summary_final.pdf?ver=2023-03-29-195110-557
About the International Federation for Produce Standards:
The International Federation for Produce Standards (IFPS) is a non-profit organization representing produce standards organizations from around the world. IFPS aims to develop and promote harmonized international standards for produce, to enhance efficiency in the supply chain and benefit the industry and consumers worldwide. For more information, visit www.ifpsglobal.com.