Fife Council Economic Development, under the banner of InvestFife, is seeking feedback from businesses across Fife’s Food and Drink sector as it seeks to create a business support strategy to help businesses move towards net zero.
Working in conjunction with the Food4Fife Partnership, Fife Council Economic Development has created a sustainability health check questionnaire to gather information from businesses across the sector to help develop a range of business support to help with the transition to net zero.
The questionnaire is available for Fife-based food and drink businesses to complete here Food & Drink Sector Health Check - InvestFife (It will take just a few minutes to do and will ask about plans for moving towards net zero operations, the challenges businesses may be face in achieving that, and what support would be helpful.
Pamela Stevenson, Service Manager, Economic Development, Business and Employability at Fife Council, commented:
“With COP26 still fresh in our minds, now is a pivotal time to engage with the food and drink industry to address climate change, and how the sector can move towards net zero targets.
“We hope to get a clearer idea of where the food and drink sector is in relation to net zero targets, what businesses have started implementing carbon policy friendly procedures, but importantly, which businesses need support.”
“We will analyse the questionnaire findings, and work with a range of partners including Zero Waste Scotland, Scotland Food and Drink and Business Gateway Fife, to devise new programmes of support, and possible funding opportunities, to help businesses transition to a net zero operation.”
Fife Council Economic Development is organising this research on behalf of Food4Fife, as the feedback will also be helpful in shaping Fife’s Sustainable Food strategy.