Principles of
the Circular
for the Food Sector

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December 11, 2019
Time: 2 PM ET

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Supply chain cost and safety, agricultural efficiency and product design/shelf-life are just some of the areas the new food industry circular economy will impact


About this event

Organizations throughout the Food & Retail Supply Chain have made commitments to remove or reduce their environmental impacts as soon as 2025.

Particularly difficult will be the pledges to remove or reduce the use of ‘virgin plastics’ and non-recyclable materials, a significant challenge for organizations, and their packaging suppliers.

Without a solid environmental foundation on which to embrace these challenging targets, organizations throughout the Food & Retail Supply Chain will continue to struggle to achieve these important environmental sustainability commitments and goals.


What you'll learn

Given the social, legal and economic influences that will affect the entire global food insdustry, we predict an ultimate food production goal will be to implement the principles of the circular economy, including:

  • • How the circular economy is defined in the Food Sector
  • • What are the UN Sustainable Development goals?
  • • What are the principles of the circular economy?
  • • How to convert commitments into demonstrable actions
  • • How to enhance productivity and use natural resources more effectively
  • • How to create a solid environmental foundation

And much more.

Your guide through this important world...

Neil Coole, Director, Food & Retail Supply Chain Director at BSI Americas

Neil originally joined BSI in January 1998 as Head of Certification Sales, building and managing a team dedicated to supporting customers with the training, implementation and certification of their business risk management systems.

Neil then joined BRC Global Standards in November 2015 to head up their Global Key Account strategy, engaging key industry brand owners, manufacturers and retailers to understand their requirements from a risk solutions perspective.

Engaging BRC Global Standards approved delivery partners to ensure that they were actively supporting non-certificated suppliers to meet the expectations of their customers. Neil re-joined BSI in June 2018 as Food & Retail Supply Chain Director of the Americas, focusing on organizational resilience, culture excellence and holistic risk management solutions.

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From assessment, certification and training to software solutions, advisory services and supply chain intelligence, BSI provides the full solution to facilitate business improvement and help clients drive performance, manage risk and grow sustainably.

Through the passion and expertise of our people, BSI embeds excellence in organizations across the globe to improve business performance and resilience. BSI’s influence spans across multiple sectors with particular focus on Aerospace, Automotive, Built Environment, Food, Retail, Healthcare and IT.

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