Being an ethical and sustainable business has never been more important in the food industry.

Consumers, retailers, and stakeholders alike are all looking at suppliers to do the right thing when it comes to environmental, social and governance (ESG) processes. Yet, on the whole, the industry has been slow to act. So much so that a Wall Street Journal survey on ESG metrics showed that only one food business scored in the top 100 of the 5,500 companies studied.

Work clearly needs to be done. And not before time. Damien Smith, CEO of BRCGS’s partner Ecodesk, shares his views of why this is critical for the food sector.

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