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Leading on Solutions + Regulatory Update
American Beverage Association
VP, Science and Regulatory Affairs
Come hear about how the American Beverage Association has been leading on solutions. Learn more about our engagements and commitments, from ensuring business continuity (despite challenges presented by the ongoing pandemic), to health and sustainability initiatives such as our Balance Calories Initiative and Every Bottle Back initiative, to securing business certainty on the scientific and regulatory front.
Impact of COVID on FDA Field Operations
Deputy, Human and Animal Food Operations — West
As the pandemic continue to evolve, FDA will continue adapt to maintain its oversight activities. In July 2020, FDA resumed certain domestic prioritized inspections after developing and implementing a COVID-19 Advisory Rating System (COVID -19 Advisory Level). This system uses real-time data to qualitatively assess the trajectory of the virus on a state-by-state basis, down to the county level. It allows FDA to manage risks to FDA investigators and regulated-industry food safety staff by determining where and when it is safest to conduct inspections, investigations and sample collections. FDA remain steadfast in the mission to protect and promote public health and to ensure that regulated products are safe for all Americans.
Sustainability from a Global Lens
The Coca-Cola Company
NAOU VP of QSE
Together with our bottling partners, we navigated the COVID-19 crisis as a global business while advancing our environmental, social and governance priorities. Having passed several of our milestone ESG goals, we are working toward new plans, including our 2025 packaging goals, 2030 climate goal, new 2030 water strategy and streamlining our global beverage portfolio. Our publicly reported sustainability goals drive us to continually improve, working in concert with The Coca-Cola Company's approximately 225 bottling partners in more than 200 countries and territories. Our priorities include helping solve the global packaging waste crisis, reducing our carbon footprint through science based targets while building resilience for climate events now and in the future, increasing water security for our business, communities and nature, reducing added sugar across our portfolio while providing consumer with more choices and smaller packaging options, growing a more sustainable supply chain, and advancing women, diversity & supporting human rights.
Meeting Today's Sustainability Demands with an Eye to the Future
Sustainability Manager, US & Canada
Companies are innovating at an unprecedented rate to offer products and services that are more sustainable and provide greater value to their customers. But to truly be sustainable for the long term, businesses must consider the full lifecycle of new developments. From sourcing and manufacturing to end-of-life, understanding how today's innovations will be received by existing and future infrastructure is key to sustainable design. Tetra Pak's U.S. and Canada Sustainability Manager, Jordan Fengel, will explore how your organization can meet sustainability demands, today, and tomorrow.
Presentation Packaging - Sustainable Label
Did you know that the choices you make on how to decorate your package directly impacts it's recyclability? Here are a few questions to ask during your package design phase: What type of container are you using? Are you designing specifically for recyclability, or is it secondary? Do you know the role your package would play in the recycling stream? How is the supply chain of these sustainable products, and what is needed from me? Join me as I dive into these topics if this resonates with you or your organization.
What's America Drinking? U.S. Market Trends
Beverage Marketing Corporation
Managing Director of Research
The U.S. beverage marketplace is constantly changing to meet the always evolving demands of today's consumers. Learn about the major market trends and how the key beverage categories are performing. Get a look at 2021 beverage developments and data, plus a peak into the future.
Sustainability in 2022: Evaluating the Role of Sustainability in a Post-Pandemic Society within the Beverage Market
Head of Research and Insight
This presentation examines evolving consumer attitudes towards sustainability, and the importance of non-alcoholic beverage brands demonstrating ethical and environmental initiatives along the whole of the supply chain. The presentation examines areas such as the role of packaging on product choice and attitudes towards carbon emission and food waste, and how soft drink brands can position green credentials as being beneficial for the individual and the planet.
Water Reuse Strategy, Challenges, and Technology in the Food and Beverage Industry
SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions
Food & Beverage Projects
Utilities are a common application for reuse water, however what does one need to consider when reuse water merges closer and closer to the final product - and is perhaps an ingredient in the final product! What are the best available technologies, how to think through flow sheet development to achieve "fit for purpose" water quality and how to apply risk management processes such as Hazzard Analysis and Critical Control Points a key questions that will be addressed throughout this presentation.
Juice Freshness Determination Process
Director of Beverages North America
With the ever increasing focus of consumers on value added as well as eliminating added waste due to product expiry, we have developed a simple method for determining juice freshness as well as potential shelf life. This would allow for reduced energy usage, reduced water consumption and reduced greenhouse gases by eliminating the current estimate of 40% wastage. The method involves the use of MicroESR equipment and can be used across a wide variety of juices.
Sustainability of High Potency Sweeteners in Beverages
Sr. Manager PureCircle Stevia Applications & Technical Service
The impact of reducing or replacing sugar in beverages is becoming increasing central to purchasing decisions of consumers and this trends has paired with changing demographics and purchasing decisions driven by concern for the planet. An increasing wave of restriction by regulators world wide makes stevia and other alternative sweetener based solution a leading option in solutions, and can increase brand viability by addressing the need for action on sustainability. Consumer continue to want a wide range of options and we'll look to understand what benefits can be gained from sugar reduction as it relates to a more sustainable product.
Advancing Water and Climate Resilience at the Facility and Enterprise Level
Chief Sustainability Officer
Our world is projected to experience a 56% freshwater shortfall by 2030 if nothing changes - an increase from initial projections of a 40% freshwater gap. And the latest IPCC report identified water stress as the top physical risk facing companies today as a result of climate change. In order to meet changing consumer expectations and resource constraints, businesses need to rethink the way they use water throughout their operations. In this session, Emilio Tenuta, senior vice president and Chief Sustainability Officer at Ecolab, will outline the steps beverage companies can take to develop a proactive water management strategy and will share examples of how companies have achieved water and energy savings and reduced emissions through smart water management, helping support resilient business operations in a changing world.
Sustainability and Packaging: Horizontal Technologies and Beyond: What Gives Us Hope We Can Reach Our Goals
Demands for greater corporate environmental responsibility in beverage packaging are hitting from all directions. Consumers, government agencies, grass-roots organization, and shareholders are pushing brand owners and suppliers to respond with very ambitious and very public sustainability goals – some fast approaching for 2025. This target date can appear daunting. The targets pledged for 2030 and beyond may feel even more daunting given the current state of collection, processing, and alternative materials. What are the pathways to meet these goals? Dan Durham, PTI’s Director of Technical Client Services, will walk us through technologies, both horizonal and some currently available, that give us hope that these sustainability goals can and will be reached. Along the way, we will uncover some of the myths about sustainable packaging, put a focus on the challenges, and highlight the promising developments that give us hope.
Advanced Manufacturing - An Engine for "Climate Emergency Plan 2030"
Orzinski Consulting Pty LTD.
Mega Industry trends? Nothing is clearer than sustainability is the future direction. Unclear is the roadmap for a climate emergency plan 2030 within the food & beverage industry. It is not new to communicated sustainability pledges via marketing tools or through Board directors on AGMs. The new part is how it will get embedded within the organisation's DNA as ways of working. A successful sustainability roadmap aligns horizontally the traditional business strategy with the measurable Environmental, the Social & Governance platform to an all encompassing business direction. A comprehensive ESG strategy will define an organisation's Climate Emergency Plan short-(2030) and mid-(2050) term. As in every successful strategy the sum of the underlying activities defines the output. Focusing on E - Advanced manufacturing 4.0 with its digitisation enablers is playing a major role and contributes significantly to the decarbonisation but also to real-time measurement and reporting. Organisations which have done the heavy lifting over the recent years (packaging reduction, H2O & E monitoring etc.) are set up for a competitive advantage in winning over consumers & share holders in the race towards net zero and investment opportunities. So how to build a roadmap, winning employees, shareholder and consumers?
Emerging Brands Are Leveraging CoMans to Exploit Opportunities and Beat Legacy Brands to Market
Contract Packaging Association
Executive Director of the Association for Contract Packagers and Manufacturers
Using live data from our State of the Industry Report and our RFQ platform, we will take a dive into the changes demands of smart emerging brands as well as legacy brands seeking to launch new food and CPG retail products. We will explore how CoMan and CoPacks are adding value as the consumers and market driven needs are moving the packaged goods supply chain. Learn how the newest and innovative products have become the key opportunities for CoMans. Data presented will show what are these new products, how are they being packaged and what challenges are these fledging brands facing getting product to market. See how these emerging brands are adapting to meet new challenges with strategic CoMan and CoPack partnerships.
Emerging Processing Systems
In recent years, sustainability and energy efficiency have been increasingly looked at. This also means that the technologies for treating our beverages are repeatedly being questioned with regard to these points. One of the most energy-intensive processes in beverage production is thermal product treatment. Another point is that in recent years there has been an increasing demand for so-called cost-intensive premium products on the market (and are subsequently offered). These are primarily beverages that are made from even more valuable raw materials, have very sensitive ingredients or have additional benefits. It is therefore usually necessary to handle these beverages very gently - without destroying the valuable ingredients (vitamins, proteins, sensitive fruit pieces, etc.) or losing color or taste. Nevertheless, the previously customary best-before date should be retained or even extended. It is precisely for these reasons that various so-called alternative technologies have emerged in the last decade, which enable an energy-saving and gentle treatment of beverages - so-called emerging processing systems. This includes a whole range of procedures and methods. The best known of these are high-pressure processes or electro-thermal processes such as ohmic and microwave processes. In recent years, even more and more processes have appeared on the market, such as high-frequency processes or the promising pulsed electric field (PEF) process. As part of the presentation, an overview of the most important emerging processing systems, some backgrounds, limitations, key differences, and things to know with some useful applications of some of these technologies is discussed. And PEF, as one of the last newer processes, is presented in more detail at the end.
The Evolving Landscape of Recycling and the New Language of Producer Responsibility
The Beverage sector is faced with an increased urgency by stakeholders to leverage policy solutions to address concerns with plastic recycling as well as other commodities. The focus is on increasing the level of Producer Responsibility to fund the collection, hauling, sorting and processing of commodities. While the beverage industry packaging commodities of PET, Aluminum and Glass are recyclable, producers will need to be cognizant of emerging criteria for design (design for collection and re-use), understand how recycled content can impact potential fees and play a stronger role in terms of the demand signal to a fragmented infrastructure.
Managing Food Safety in a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) World
Vice President - Global Food Safety
Recognizing the ever-changing regulatory environment and myriad of enterprise level (EL) risks that food producers face globally every day, there is an urgent need for "smart" tech-enabled risk-based approaches to mitigate these risks. This presentation provides an overview of how one multinational firm identifies and mitigates these EL risks in order to navigate the VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) environment in which it manufactures products that are enjoyed around the world over 1 billion times a day. Some examples of associate-ideated digital solutions that support and drive product presence in the marketplace will shed light on how one multinational firm reduces food safety, quality and regulatory risks in its global supply chain.
Regulatory Challenges on the Use of Recycled PET
The Coca-Cola Company
Director Scientific & Regulatory Affairs
Leading consumer goods companies have made public commitments to in response to environmental challenges. The ambitious goals announced by major beverage companies all entail a major increase in the use of recycled PET. Meeting the specific targets requires overcoming a host of barriers arising from technical regulations and public policies. The purpose of this talk is to present a general framework for building consensus and aligning priorities in the supply chain.
Sustainable Packaging at a Modern Beverage Company
Keurig Dr Pepper Inc.
Director - Sustainability
Brands are moving faster than ever to make their packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable, use more recycled content, and are working to remove virgin plastics where possible. Join KDP to learn how a modern, North America focused, beverage company is addressing these challenges and opportunities in the context of increasing pressure from consumers, regulators, NGOs, and policy makers.
Professional Development Luncheon: Creating Champions of Change Through a Culture of Civility
Chairman / CEO
Scott is the founding partner of Leadership America. He believes the world can be a better place, where kindness and compassion are a way of life.
Their mission is to develop agile, respectful, and responsible leaders through innovative programs for today's rapidly-changing world so that we collectively create a more collaborative culture and civil society, one that our next generation can thrive in.
Whether you're just starting your journey or are a seasoned leader, his presentation will provide a highly insightful presentation that aims to develop the structure of core values that are the foundation of legendary leaders while introducing cutting-edge applications for sustainable change.
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