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Carbon Labeling Claims for The Food and Restaurant Industries – The Outlook for 2022

About This Webinar

Climate change is continuously assuming a greater role in consumer purchasing decisions, and companies are taking note of growing consumer awareness of the food industry’s carbon footprint.

Marketers are recognizing that they can gain a distinct advantage in the marketplace by addressing climate concerns and by providing carbon ratings on processed foods and menu items.

Sponsored by the Food Institute and OFW Law, this webinar will take a closer look at some of the food producers and service providers that are proceeding with such labeling initiatives. The webinar will provide a step-by-step guide on how to plan for, and responsibly implement, a carbon footprint rating system including:

• Parameters of a carbon labeling program
• The origins of carbon footprint labeling for foods
• What companies are doing now to provide carbon labeling
• Factors to consider when providing carbon footprint rankings
• How to choose a third-party accreditation and certification program
• A review of the legal framework for carbon rating disclosures
• The role of the USDA, FDA, and Federal Trade Commission
• Best practices and safe harbors for providing carbon footprint ratings

Who Should Attend:

• Food and Beverage Industry Professionals – Develop a carbon labeling program for key product lines
• Food Manufacturers – learn about specific examples of how companies provide carbon ratings
• Retail Executives – Examine marketing strategies for implementing carbon rating programs
• Regulatory Affairs Professionals – Learn the legal boundaries of carbon labeling programs
• Chief Sustainability Officers – Develop best practices for a carbon labeling program
• Quality Assurance VPs – Learn how to choose a dependable certification program
• Foodservice Operators – gain insight into how certain restaurant operators have started to leverage carbon ratings
• Eco Business Consultants – Get ahead on the latest marketing strategies

Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: $199.00
Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter
Principal at OFW Law
Bruce Silverglade is a principal at OFW Law. His practice includes tracking food labeling trends, resolution of competitive disputes involving food labeling and advertising claims, proactive responses to FDA regulatory proposals, management of class action lawsuits, FDA and FTC enforcement actions challenging food labeling and advertising claims, and implementation of food labeling regulations.

Bruce has extensive experience with such issues on both the national and international levels working with top officials at FDA, FTC, USDA, the Canadian government, the Japanese government, the European Commission, and international agencies including the Codex Alimentarius Commission and the World Health Organization. He speaks and lectures extensively on such issues and is often quoted in the media as a recognized expert in the field.
Webinar hosting presenter
Associate Director, Carbon Trust
Silvana leads the strategic and commercial development of the Carbon Trust’s international footprinting business. She works with corporates to help them access the benefits from taking action on value chain sustainability, as well as recognizing their environmental achievements through assurance services and eco-labelling to better communicate their commitments on climate change. Silvana works with a range of major corporate clients, including Danone, Tetra Pak, Nestlé, Telefónica and Amcor. She is also responsible for corporate strategic and business development activities in Latin America.

Silvana holds an MBA from Birmingham University, a Diploma in Climate Change from Imperial College London, and a BSc in Communications from Universidad de Lima in Peru. Silvana is fluent in both Spanish and English.
Webinar hosting presenter
Director of the Carbon Trust
John Newton leads on the provision of assurance services at the Carbon Trust, helping organizations to gain recognition for their environmental achievements through independent verification from the Carbon Trust. He also works directly with organizations to enable them to better implement sustainability agendas within their own operations and across their value chains to drive sustainable growth, with a focus on themes such as circular economy, science-based target setting, supply chains innovation, and resource efficiency.

Prior to joining the Carbon Trust, John has almost 20 years of business strategy experience working mainly in the ICT sector. John holds an MBA from the University of Cape Town.

Areas of focus
• Corporate sustainability
• Assurance and labelling
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