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SGS’s Global Environmental Services Manager, Xavier Vital, will lead a pre-conference workshop on Reducing Environmental Impacts at the Sustainable Foods Summit in San Francisco, January 20-22 2016.

At a time when there is a general consensus that the food and beverage industry needs to do more to lower its environmental impact, SGS is helping trailblazing companies to create a model for more sustainable food and drink production.

As part of this year’s Sustainable Foods Summit in San Francisco, SGS’s Global Environmental Services Manager, Xavier Vital, will lead a pre-conference workshop on Reducing Environmental Impacts. His workshop will assist the food and beverage industry, as well as related firms, in finding positive ways to lower their environmental impact.

Following a general introduction on the environmental costs of modern food and beverage production, Mr Vital will outline the positive steps that can be taken by operators in order to reduce their environmental impact. Emphasis will be given to the management of carbon footprints, water usage, energy consumption and waste disposal. The workshop will provide case studies, guidance and practical advice on how to achieve a sustainable reduction in a company’s environmental impact.

The North American Edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit will this year take place at the Nikko Hotel, in San Francisco, January 20-22. Organized by Organic Monitor, the summit seeks to explore new horizons for eco-labels and sustainability in the food industry by discussing key industry issues. This year, the summit will focus on major advances in food ingredients, green marketing developments and sustainable packaging.

Since 2009, the Sustainable Foods Summit has been discussing leading issues the food industry faces concerning sustainability and eco-labels, such as Organic, Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance, UTZ Certified, etc.

More information on the Sustainable Foods Summit can be found on their website, Sustainable Foods Summit.

For further information contact:

Emilie Viengchaleune-Phan
Consumer and Retail
Global Marketing Coordinator,
Supply chain Assessments & Solutions

About SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognised as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 80,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,650 offices and laboratories around the world.