Sustainable Sugar Forum in London, 16-17 June 2015

For those interested in the evolution of sugar industry policy, the Sustainable Sugar Forum being held in central London on 16-17 June 2015 will provide much food for thought.

The event is designed to foster exchange and debate among sugar cane and beet stakeholders on issues including:

  • Human rights, labour issues such as child and forced labour, and preventing land grabbing
  • Smallholder farmer development, securing livelihoods, financing, improving productivity and yield
  • Water management, building water-stress resilience in vulnerable climates, and reducing water use
  • Environmental protection, soil structure conservation and promoting biodiversity
  • Climate change, technology developments, climate-smart farming
  • Responsible sourcing strategy, implementing effective programmes to source 100% sustainable sugar, traceability and transparency

Organisations currently confirmed to participate include AB Sugar, Illovo Sugar, Tesco, Tereos, Mars, Czarnikow, SAB Miller, Nordzucker, Heineken, Mondelez, PepsiCo, ED&F Man, Ferrero, and Tate & Lyle. Further information on the speakers and registration can be found here

Thanks to Innovation Forum for informing us about the event and good luck in stimulating meaningful dialogue.


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