British Baker tackles social responsibility

26 October, 2007
British Baker will be looking at Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at its latest Baking Industry Summit on February 7. The Baking Industry Summit, taking place in Holborn, London, will bring together leading bakery suppliers, retailers and wholesalers as well as experts in fields such as energy efficiency, packaging and waste. With the baking industry under intense pressure to manage the impact of daily distribution schedules, high energy usage in production and the demands of global sourcing, CSR issues such as energy efficiency, ethical sourcing and waste management are high up the agenda of the forward-thinking business. The summit will look at what government, consumers and supermarkets are demanding from business and how to implement a CSR strategy from a bakery-specific perspective. Agenda items will include the Co-op's launch of a Fairtrade bakery range and the benefits to suppliers of adopting a CSR strategy with a case study of Maple Leaf. The summit will be chaired by former National Farmers' Union president Sir Ben Gill and held at The Honourable Society of Gray's Inn, London. It follows on from the 2005 Baking Industry Summit on health, where speakers included health minister Caroline Flint and Sainsbury's chief executive Justin King. Tickets to the summit are at the special price of £195 + VAT for bookings made before November 30 or £360 for two places. The standard ticket price will be £225 + VAT per person. To book call Helen Law on 01293 846587.
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