Nourish the Nation briefing
MP Briefing

Nourishing the Nation: Mandatory reporting for food businesses

The food industry shapes what we eat as a society, which has a huge impact on our health and our impact on the environment.

Our current food system is responsible for 20% of domestic greenhouse gas emissions, and diet is now one of the biggest risk factor for non-communicable diseases, placing unsustainable pressure on our NHS.

Mandatory reporting by food businesses against a range of health and sustainability metrics is crucial for identifying areas for improvement.

As this briefing shows, it can assist policymakers in accelerating change and creating a level playing field to de-risk business investment into healthier and more sustainable sales, help businesses identify improved business models and enable investors to align their investments with responsible stewardship objectives.

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