The Westminster Food and Nutrition Forum has given “broad support” to the Foodservice Equipment Association’s (FEA) plan to achieve net zero carbon for the foodservice equipment industry.
Keith Warren, FEA chief executive, was recently given the opportunity to detail the five-point plan to the Forum.
He also explained the FEA’s Food and Drink Material Hierarchy, which concerns the association’s campaign to encourage the foodservice industry to turn waste, including FOG (Fats, Oil and Grease) into a resource.
The Forum is a cross-party organisation and events are attended by members of both houses, as well as senior civil servants.
Although the five-point plan has already received broad support, the FEA says it has no plans to let up on its lobbying activities.
“It’s only by continually pressing legislators that we can keep the focus on the foodservice equipment industry’s needs in terms of achieving our net zero carbon targets,” commented Warren.
The plan is designed to encourage the use of energy saving equipment by incentivising operators, manufacturers, resellers and consultants, the FEA revealed.
It covers: manufacturer tax credits – based on the number of energy efficient models sold; a net zero equipment recycling scheme; giving energy efficient equipment BREEAM and LEED certification points; incentivising dealers and resellers – by paying them extra commission when they sell energy efficient equipment; and developing a new Energy Technology List (ETL) to make it easy for operators and specifiers to select sustainable and energy efficient equipment.