Major manufacturers make water reduction commitment

Posted on 28 Jan 2008 by The Manufacturer

Twenty one leading manufacturing companies of the food and drink sector have signed an agreement to reduce water use through improved efficiency.

The Federation House Commitment, as developed by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) and Envirowise, is expected to save 140 million litres of water per day once implemented across the sector – enough to fill 56 Olympic-sized swimming pools!

The pledge has been signed by Apetito, Birds Eye Iglo, Britvic, Cadbury Schweppes, Coca-Cola Enterprises, GlaxoSmithKline, Kellogg Marketing & Sales Co, Kraft Foods UK, Mars Snackfood, Müller Dairy (UK), Nestlé UK, PepsiCo UK, Premier Foods, Tate & Lyle, UIN Foods, Unilever UK, Uniq, United Biscuits, Warburtons, Weetabix and Young’s Seafood.

Under the agreement, the signatories will review current usage and develop plans to greatly reduce those levels during the ensuing six months.