Climate change is arguably the biggest challenge facing the planet today. The science is clear: if we don’t take immediate action to keep global temperature increases below 2C, the consequences will be devastating. But mitigating this crisis is an enormous undertaking, with everyone playing their part to make meaningful changes to their everyday lives, and working together to rethink and remodel the established way of doing things.

And this is not a linear journey. It involves trial and error, continual innovation and learning. There’s no single guaranteed blueprint to follow that will help us ‘fix’ the climate crisis, but rather a wider pattern of activities that need to be conducted in tandem. …

This week, WRAP is holding its inaugural Food Waste Action Week under the campaign header ‘Wasting food feeds climate change’. It’s a great, smart strapline, because most people don’t make the connection between the two. According to WRAP, while 81% of people in the UK say they’re concerned about climate change, but only 37% recognise that food waste is a contributing factor.

It’s actually a very significant contributing factor. Some 30% of all manmade global greenhouse gases come from the production and consumption of food, and while flying is frequently condemned as a major environmental offender, wasted food actually creates more greenhouse gases than aviation. …

At MK, we’re a place where all people are welcome, yet we are still early into our Inclusion and Diversity journey (which I realise isn’t something to shout about but transparency is important!).

I had a read of this recent research by IGD called Inclusion in Food and Consumer Goods, which shows encouraging signs of change.

We’re driving social mobility with our community work, offering a lifeline to people and parents who are fighting hunger. The management team, along with our Mental Health…

If the current pandemic has taught us anything, it is that businesses must be one step ahead if we are to successfully navigate the next few years of uncertainty and remain relevant. …

The events of this year demonstrate how important it is to tackle the root cause of social issues. I think now’s the time to get started.

Basketball legend Michael Jordan once said, “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships”. This is true in life as well as in sport. Team sports having always been a huge part of my life, I’m still an enthusiastic amateur footballer now, so I know success always comes down…

As a Site Director for Cranswick Convenience Foods in Milton Keynes, I work with 750 permanent colleagues. We make deli and cooked meats for UK retailers, operating 24 hours per day 7 days per week. Our colleagues cook and prepare meat for our customers before slicing and packaging products ready…

Sam Pearl

Cranswick Site Director leading my team and business to an inclusive Net Zero future that can feed the world sustainably.

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