The IGD is launching a free guide to help the grocery industry cut down on water use.

The guide, dubbed ‘Understanding, assessing and managing water in grocery supply chains’, aims to help food companies of all sizes assess the impact of their water use and manage it more efficiently.

Launching tomorrow (21 October) at the IGD’s ‘Water in your supply chain’ conference at the Cavendish Conference Centre in London, the document offers a range of easy-to-follow solutions for companies in the sector.

Companies including Asda, Sainsbury’s, Unilever and Nestlé came together for the working group that drew up the guide.

“The triple challenge of a fixed water supply, steadily increasing population and more frequent extreme weather makes the risk of a ‘water crunch’ on of the biggest threats we’ve faced in decades,” said IGD chief executive Joanne Denney-Finch.

“The food and grocery industry is taking the lead on tackling a possible water crisis and our guide is a deep and broad information source. It is useful to both large and small organisations seeking to address this growing challenge.”

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