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EU Code of Conduct on Responsible Food Business and Marketing Practices - Annual Report

European Union

Mar 06, 2024

In July 2021, the "EU Code of Conduct on Responsible Food Business and Marketing Practices" was launched as one of the first deliverables of the Farm to Fork Strategy. It is a voluntary initiative by the “middle actors“ of the food chain – food manufacturers, wholesale and retail, hospitality and food services - to accelerate the shift towards a sustainable food system.

Two years after its launch, the number of signatories of the Code has doubled. Today the Code counts 141 signatories, both individual companies, associations as well as collaborative supporters.

A comprehensive study on the Code is commissioned every year by the European Commission in order to better understand the type of commitments that signatories pledge and analyse the reports that they submit annually.

The 2023 final report of this study illustrates 524 commitments made by companies, focusing mainly on:

  • climate-neutral food chain
  • resource-efficient food chain
  • sustainable sourcing
  • healthy, balanced and sustainable diets

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