One of the greatest challenges facing the world today is to ensure that the growing population has access to adequate, sustainable and nutritious food.…
For fast food companies buying meat and dairy, these supply chain risks present growing challenges to their supply security, sustainability ambitions, brand and reputation, and financial growth.
The fast food sector plays a dominant role in feeding our global population. On any given day around 84.8 million adults in the US, nearly one third of the population, consume fast food. This sector continues to expand rapidly across developed and emerging markets. A significant portion of this consumption is linked to food items that wholly or partially involve meat and/or dairy products.
Across three key areas – greenhouse gas emissions, water and land use – animal proteins have a significant environmental footprint. This increasingly creates material reputational, operational and market risks for the companies buying animal protein-based products. Agriculture and land use constitute 24% of global GHG emissions, and meat and dairy supply chains are major contributors and are also among the biggest drivers of tropical deforestation. Their productivity will also be impacted by rising temperatures.
Main contact: Iman Effendi, Research and Engagement Manager
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The latest analysis will be published in summer 2019.