FoodDrinkEurope publishes 2011 Annual Report

Date

13 Jun 2012

Sections

Agriculture & Food

Press release

(Brussels, 13 June) FoodDrinkEurope, the European representative body of the food and drink industry has published its 2011 Annual Report.

2011 was a challenging year for Europe as a whole. In spite of tough times, the food and drink industry, the largest manufacturing sector in Europe managed to achieve positive results. This year’s annual report details FoodDrinkEurope’s activities in 2011 on competitiveness, diet and nutrition, food safety and science and environmental sustainability.

In working towards remaining competitive and to help accelerate Europe’s 2020 goals for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, key achievements include;

• Embarking on a new era with a new visual identity

• FoodDrinkEurope Principles in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility

• Agreement on Principles of Good Practice to Ensure Fairer Business Relations

• The establishment of a European Social Dialogue in the Food and Drink Industry

In 2012, FoodDrinkEurope continues to collaborate with stakeholders and remain true to its mission of providing Europe’s 500 million consumers with safe, nutritious and affordable food and drink products every day – whilst maximising its ability to unlock key growth opportunities and feed Europe’s economic recovery.

Download the full report here.


ENDS


For further information:

Lisa McCooey, Deputy Director General/ Director of CommunicationsTel.: +32 2 514 11 11

 Mob.: +32 476 911 300

l.mccooey@fooddrinkeurope.eu

The mission of FoodDrinkEurope is to represent the food and drink industries of the EU – the largest manufacturing sector in the EU in terms of turnover, employment and value added. FoodDrinkEurope works with European and international institutions, in order to contribute to the development of a legislative and economic framework addressing the competitiveness of industry, food quality and safety, consumer protection and respect for the environment. FoodDrinkEurope's membership consists of 26 national federations, including 3 observers, 26 European sector associations and 19 major food and drink companies. For more information on FoodDrinkEurope and its activities, visit: www.fooddrinkeurope.eu 

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