Chilled prepared food sector climate change mitigation progress and barriers

The chilled prepared food sector has delivered 21.4% energy reduction against an agreed target of 13.2% during the life of the Climate Change Agreement thus helping some other sectors under the FDF umbrella to meet their targets.

Given the sector is a large consumer of energy this represents significant savings and a major contribution to the Governnment and the food industry climate change mitigation programme.

Although the sector’s growth has some part to play we believe that chilled food manufacturers have at significant cost to their business made real and tangible changes in the way energy is consumed which has resulted in delivering 8.2% excess on the agreed target.

Some of the energy efficiency improvement changes made by CFA members and obstacles that will limit the scope of energy efficiency in the next few years are summarised.

12 September 2012