Food + Beverage

The transformation of the food system is one of the strongest levers to keep global temperature rise to the 1.5°C cap. Will your business be part of the solution?

From farm to fork, sustainability needs to be integrated at every step of the value chain to protect food security and ensure the food and beverage sector’s resilience in a resource-constrained world.

Sustainability needs to be integrated at every step of the value chain to protect food security and ensure the food and beverage sector’s resilience - sustainable food - sustainable beverage

We understand key industry challenges

We understand the challenges of the Food and Beverage industry. And every challenge is an opportunity.

Food is fundamental to our health, environment, society and economy, but our current food system — with its resource-intensive production model, unsustainable agricultural practices, heavy meat and dairy consumption, deforestation and food loss and waste — is a major driver of many of the critical environmental challenges we face today. The food and beverage industry has an opportunity to transform from the status quo by addressing these challenges across the value chain. The levers for sustainable transformation are many, and now is the time to act.

Regenerative agriculture practices

Implementing agricultural best management practices such as reduced or no-tillage and improved nutrient management are critical to transform and help you reach your targets.

Product portfolio transformation

Diversifying your product portfolio and shifting towards plant-based products will support the transition of the global food system to a safe operating space for both environmental and human health and food security.

Traceability + certification

Traceability is central to transparency, trust and sustainability, and the key to unlocking sector transformation. Technology-enabled end-to-end traceability and certification of raw materials can help companies ensure that sourcing is sustainable, improve reliability and efficiency of supply chains, and identify and mitigate risks faster. Agritech solutions can also advance traceability and transparency by increasing data granularity and quality.

Value chain partnerships

Knowledge sharing and pre-competitive initiatives are crucial to accelerating sustainable business transformation. Collaboration can facilitate the development of standardized approaches that deliver real impact, help scale the uptake of sustainability best practices on climate, water, biodiversity, plastics and packaging, and unlock the funding and resources necessary to implement change.

Consumer behavior change + engagement

Integrating consumer education into your brand and communications strategy is key to fostering more sustainable consumption patterns.

Key topics for the industry in 2023

Food and beverage businesses have faced significant challenges and undergone an incredible amount of change over the past few years, and this won’t slow down in 2023.

To navigate the risks and challenges of an increasingly resource-constrained world and come out on top, food and beverage companies must put sustainability at the forefront. Not sure where to start? Here are the key topics the sector should focus on to build resilience and fast track transformation.

How we can help

For nearly two decades, Quantis has supported the Food and Beverage Industry on its journey towards sustainable transformation. We partner with stakeholders across the value chain — from brands and processors to farms and trade bodies to retailers, associations and institutions — and engage in pre-competitive initiatives to assess impacts, plan sustainability pathways and transform the industry as a whole.

We strongly believe, by working together, a sustainable food system is mission possible.

Quantis Food + Beverage experts can help you to:

  • Assess and map risks and impacts of your company and its products, applying deep expertise in the agricultural sector.
  • Develop integrated science-driven strategies and roadmaps that target climate, biodiversity, water, land-use change and plastic leakage.
  • Implement your strategy by providing change management support and developing corporate governance structures that enable, rather than undermine, your organization’s goals. 
  • Accelerate and scale sustainable innovation within the product portfolio to enhance transparency, drive dietary shifts and minimize food loss.
  • Activate and engage the supply chain to support your transformation to build resilience and improve efficiency.
  • Enable new and innovative business models to reduce environmental impacts, unlock new opportunities, prepare for future shocks and unleash the best version of your business.  
  • Shape credible, authentic and relevant brand communications on your sustainability efforts that resonate with your consumers and stakeholders, drive behavioral change and avoid greenwashing. 
  • Create partnerships between institutions, organizations and industry networks.

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