Demonstrating Sustainability in the Food Supply Chain
Friday 8th April 2016: 9:30am to 2:30pm
M&S Conference Centre, 5 Merchant Square, London, W2 1AS
The LEAF Marque Summit will bring together some of the industry's finest thinkers, technologists and farmers to debate the adoption and demonstration of more sustainable farming and discuss how the industry can most effectively work together to address the sustainability challenge at every point along the food supply chain.
07/04/16 Reverse order Timestamp format
"We want people to love appreciate and trust food and farming" #LEAFMarque @LEAFChief
The rising tide raises all boats is phrase that really applies to our organisation #LEAFMarque @LEAFChief
Cedric Porter "good increase of LEAF Marque certified businesses devoting at least 5% of land to habitat management to 490 farms #LEAFMarque
Cedric Porter "the results in this impacts report show the next 25 years are looking very rosy indeed for LEAF" #LEAFmarque
Q&A session now started with Cedric and Caroline. Cedric "a benefit of LEAF and something we are very proud of is how responsible our farmers are." #LEAFMarque
Johnathan Sutton "so much information is available at our finger tips, the next 25 years is very exciting. We are all on a journey." #LEAFMarque
Johnathan Sutton "raw materials are so important to Marks and Spencer" #LEAFMarque
"Food waste is big on the agenda, it's going to get bigger" Johnathan Sutton from Marks and Spencer
Johnathan Sutton from Marks and Spencer "The global community programme is so important, and it is vital to look at the whole supply chain"
Johnathan Sutton "for Marks and Spencer people, energy, water, businesses, technology are all vital to growing produce"
Johnathan Sutton from Marks and Spencer "Integrated Farm Management can make a real difference. It is a standard we can all get behind. It really works."
Sue Dibb "we need to address the issues of food waste throughout the food chain." #LEAFMarque
Sue Dibb, Eating Better "food pyramids show foods that are good for your health and the environment" #LEAFMarque
Sue Dibb, Eating Better "you need to make it easy for people to do the right thing."
Sue Dibb, Eating Better looks at behaviour change regarding healthy diets and eating better #LEAFMarque
Sue Dibb, Eating Better "we would like to see a European healthy eating policy"
Sue Dibb, Eating Better "we are now seeing top chefs putting veg as the main focus of the plate" LEAFMarque
Sue Dibb, Eating Better "we want to work closer with LEAF and here onscreen is our takeaway message" LEAFMarque
Next up at the #LEAFMarque Summit is Sarah-Jane Thompson, Head of Communication at Fresh Direct
Sarah-Jane Thompson from Fresh Direct gives an explanation of how Fresh Direct operate
Sarah-Jane Thompson from Fresh Direct "Responsible procurement is key to us at Fresh Direct, most of our produce is LEAF Marque certified." #LEAFMarque
Sarah-Jane Thompson from Fresh Direct "more consumers are keen to buy sustainable produce in food service and are willing to pay more for it." #LEAFMarque
Sarah-Jane Thompson from Fresh Direct "Total transparency is very important in food service marketing. More messaging coming from Social Media from suppliers and food chain." #LEAFMarque
Sarah-Jane Thompson from Fresh Direct talks about being a sustainable supplier and what it involves
The morning speakers are now answering the questions of attendees in a Q&A session
Questions from our wonderful audience at the LEAF Marque Summit #LEAFMarque
Johnathan Sutton "the education around value is what is needed for consumers"
Sue Dibb from Eating Better "see meat as a treat, we believe red meat has an important part to play in a well balanced diet"
Johnathan Sutton from Marks and Spencer "we will support innovative growing methods from farmers"
The new LEAF Global Impacts Report was launched earlier, here is a link to the launch story http://www.leafuk.org/resources/001/220/633/LEAF_Global_Impacts_Report_2016_FINAL.pdf
For anyone wanting to read LEAF's new Global Impacts Report, here is a link - http://www.leafuk.org/resources/001/220/618/Global_Impacts_Report_2016_Web.pdf
Sara Eppel, LEAF Board Member is now providing a useful overview of the complexities of putting together a food and farming plan #LEAFMarque
Caroline Dummond, LEAF Chief showcasing the huge proportion of the fruit and veg market that is #LEAFMarque all the info can be found in the LEAF Global Impacts Report on the LEAF website www.leafuk.org
Time for refreshments at the LEAF Marque Summit too #LEAFMarque
Anthony Snell, from A.J & C.I Snell announcing the Open Farm Sunday event for Marks and Spencer staff to learn about his farm and Integrated Farm Management. #LEAFMarque
Anthony Snell, from A.J & C.I Snell "I would like to congratulate LEAF on a wonderful 25 years, and especially Caroline and Justine Hards who have even a huge part of the organisation's success since day 1. What an achievement, and here is to another exciting 25 years."
Anthony Snell, from A.J & C.I Snell talks about the success of polytunnels, and how in Portugal, even with a warmer climate their berries are grown in polytunnels with huge success
Anthony Snell, from A.J & C.I Snell talks through Frozen... not the Disney film, an explanation about the delicious frozen produce grown for Marks and Spencer #LEAFMarque
Anthony Snell, from A.J & C.I Snell discussing seasonal labour and how vital it is to the business
To a round of applause from the audience Anthony Snell says "We are so concerned about how much litter we see in the countryside. All members of our team at the farm went out and cleared rubbish from the local areas. We believe this came from passing cars. We think everyone should care about the countryside, as LEAF do."
Anthony Snell "Open Farm Sunday is a huge triumph. We believe it is the most successful and innovative activity LEAF does. We feel it is a privilege to talk to the consumers of the present and the future."
Guy Thallon, Head of Research, Development and Innovation from Produce World Group explains the work carried out by Produce World Group
Guy Thallon, Head of Research, Development and Innovation from Produce World Group looking at how a model farm works and all the farm systems working in tandem on a sustainable farm using Integrated Farm Management #LEAFMarque
Local soil systems in practice. Guy Thallon comments "DNA profiling is developing so quickly to look at the local soil systems. We at Produce World Group are fascinated by this analysis of the soils."
Guy Thallon, Head of Research, Development and Innovation from Produce World Group "The global systems are providing a huge challenge. Climate change and Biodiversity loss are big challenges in this. We have had above average global temperatures every year since LEAF's inception 25 years ago."
Guy Thallon, Head of Research, Development and Innovation from Produce World Group announces "we need to think globally and act locally."
Guy Thallon, Head of Research, Development and Innovation from Produce World Group "We need to move quickly and act fast and embrace complexity in addressing the global environmental challenges."
Amy Jackson from ISEAL Alliance is now providing an overview of the ISEAL Alliance and credible practices #LEAFMarque
Amy Jackson from ISEAL Alliance explains the Theory of Change of the ISEAL Alliance and the four goals of ISEAL
Amy Jackson from ISEAL Alliance explains standard systems, providing a useful and detailed overview
Amy encourages us all to "visit www.challengethelabel.org and think about the sustainability claims on items we purchase. As a full member of the ISEAL Alliance #LEAFMarque is an example of a transparent and robust label to look for."
Kathryn Mitchell, LEAF Sustainabilty Manager closes the conference with a summary of the #LEAFMarque Summit. "Thank you so much to everyone for attending and being a part of this sustainability success story. Everyone has a part to play and it is an exciting challenge for us all."
Caroline ends the conference with a presentation to Robin Hobson for all his tremendous achievements and work over the years. "Robin is a shining example of the ISEAL principles and standards we have discussed today."