Created on 1/28/2021 8:46:13 AM
Mississauga, Ontario (January 28, 2021) — Food, Health & Consumer Products of Canada (FHCP) is pleased to partner on a national report (French) released today, declaring that a national sustainability index for the agri-food sector would help demonstrate Canada’s rightful place as a leader of sustainable, safe and responsibly-produced food to a more demanding domestic and global marketplace and be a catalyst to add value sector-wide.
Worldwide, benchmarking agriculture and food practices against a host of environmental, social and health priorities is becoming essential to operate and compete, as well as to meet global sustainable development and net-zero emissions goals. Canada has the opportunity to build on its existing metrics to develop a more integrated picture of its sustainability and quality credentials from farm to retail.
Canada risks being left behind, shut out of markets, or unable to differentiate as other countries position their respective food systems as being the most sustainable or include sustainable production as part of their trade requirements.
For more information, read the full press release (French).