Ambition 2025 – Shaping Sustainable Value Chains

FDF's “Ambition 2025 – Shaping Sustainable Value Chains” builds on the success of our Five-Fold Environmental Ambition and is the next step on our journey to help deliver a more sustainable food system.

In order to remain industry leading nearly a decade on, Ambition 2025 takes the Five-Fold forward with new commitments to take into account the ever changing sustainability agenda and the complexity of issues that are increasingly demanding a whole-chain approach.

Ambition 2025 in the wider context

With sustainability covering such a holistic agenda, we recognise we cannot drive transformational change across the whole system on our own, so collaboration is key. The Ambition is predominantly focused on environmental sustainability as this is the area where we believe we can, collectively as a sector, make the biggest positive impact. To read more about how the Ambition fits within the wider sustainability context and also across FDF's broader sustainability work themes, please refer to Ambition 2025 in the wider context

Our Commitments

CO2 Emissions

Target: Achieve a 55% absolute reduction in CO2 emissions by 2025 against the 1990 baseline.

See more: Revised CO2 emissions target | Courtauld 2025

Food Waste

Target: Send zero food waste to landfill from members' own direct operations from 2016 and beyond and reduce food waste across the whole supply chain from farm to fork, including within members' own operations.

See more: Revised food waste target | Courtauld 2025


Target: Minimise the impact of used packaging associated with food and drink products and to encourage innovation in packaging technology and design that contributes to overall product sustainability.

See more: Revised packaging target | Courtauld 2025


Target: Deliver continuous improvement in the use of water across the whole supply chain and take action to ensure sustainable water management and stewardship.

Contribute to an industry-wide target to reduce water use by 20% by 2020 compared to 2007.

See more: Revised water target | Every Last Drop campaign | Ambition 2025: Progress to 2016


Target: Reduce the environmental impact of our members' transport operations, whether from own fleet operations and third party hauliers, in terms of both carbon intensity and air quality aspects.

Embed a fewer and friendlier food miles approach within food transport practices.

See more: Revised transport target | 10 point checklist

Shaping future value chains

Sustainable Supply Chains

Target: Promote the recognition and uptake of sustainability standards and initiatives in the food and drink sector.

See more: Sustainability resources hub | Sustainable supply chains target | Five Steps Towards Managing Supply Chain Risks | Sustainable Palm Oil: Five Steps to Ensure Responsible Sourcing

Natural Capital

Target: Work to increase awareness of natural capital amongst members, building consensus for the business case and supporting a shift towards integrating natural capital into decision making.

See more: Natural capital target | Natural Capital Guidance (members only)

Last reviewed: 05 Apr 2019