Premier Foods has appointed Nick Brown as director of environmental, social and governance (ESG).
The company, which owns the Mr Kipling brand, has created the role to help oversee its sustainability targets, which include reaching 100% recyclable, reusable or compostable plastic packaging by 2025.
Brown joins Premier from Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, where he headed up its sustainability and packaging teams. He will report to Hannah Collyer, corporate affairs and ESG director, and also work with Juliette Mille, who was appointed to the permanent role of ESG manager earlier this year.
The three-strong team will ‘ensure sustainability is incorporated throughout the supply chain, from sustainable sourcing through to responsible marketing’, Premier said.
“This is a hugely exciting time to join Premier Foods and as the business moves into its next phase of growth, I see a real opportunity to build on the momentum of the last 18 months, which has rightly brought ESG into sharper focus,” said Brown.
“I’m looking forward to meeting the teams and learning more about the business’s iconic brands, which will both play a crucial role in bringing Premier Food’s strengthened ESG strategy to life.”
Collyer said the appointment demonstrated the importance Premier places on ESG. “Nick brings with him a wealth of experience and a true passion for sustainability that will be vital in helping to deliver our sustainable growth model,” she added.