Food Strategy: Investors call for mandatory sustainability reporting at large food companies

Standards 'do not go far enough'

Cecilia Keating
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Investors argue Food Strategy could deliver better outcomes for the planet if ministers make sustainability reporting mandatory at larger companies.

A group of leading investors have called on the government to require food companies to report on their health and sustainability credentials, arguing it would help channel capital towards businesses supporting the transition to a better food system. The Investor Coalition on UK Food Policy, which brings together 23 investors with more than £6trn of assets under management, said the food reporting standards set out in the new Food Strategy published by the government yesterday do not go far enough. Led by Rathbone Greenbank Investment, the group warned that health and sustainability r...

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