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CONTENTS
[1 ] A message from the President and the Director General................... 2
[2 ] FoodDrinkEurope Congress and Key Milestones from 2015................ 4
[3] Promoting a competitive food and drink industry.............................. 8
[4 ] Ensuring a science-based approach to food safety and innovation..... 12
[5] Informing the consumer and encouraging balanced diets
and healthier lifestyles................................................................. 14
[6] Working towards a more sustainable business model..................... 16
[ 7 ] Governance & Structure............................................................... 20
- Governance. . ............................................................................ 20
- Committees & Groups............................................................... 21
- Members................................................................................. 22
- Board of Directors..................................................................... 24
- Secretariat. . .............................................................................. 25

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A MESSAGE
FROM THE PRESIDENT
I would like to begin by congratulating everyone
involved in the achievements of this past year.
Although not new to the organisation, I took
on the new challenge to become President of
FoodDrinkEurope because of the trust I had in
the Secretariat.

Board is looking forward to monitoring further progress


in the coming years. This progress should focus on
creating jobs and growth, enabled by innovation
and a strong Single Market; we need to proactively
face issues which relate to our credibility vis--vis
consumers, such as food safety, health and well-being.

FoodDrinkEurope has been at the forefront of


discussions with the European Commission, takes
part in all the important conversations and offers
great support to all of its members. These were
decisive for me to commit to this new challenge.

We must continue to dedicate ourselves to important


aspects of our sector such as Responsible Business
Conduct and to remain committed to producing
sustainably, reducing food waste and tackling
deforestation, among other important issues.

In 2015, we assembled a new Board and while


recognising what was working well, we also
acknowledged the fact that we are at a critical
moment for Europe. The whole continent is under
a lot of economic, political and social pressure but
times are also crucial for our own industry.

So while we recognise and celebrate some of the


key achievements of 2015, we are very excited and
also very determined to tackle a challenging future
where we will continue to generate growth, jobs,
and most importantly, happy consumers on a healthy
planet for the years to come.

We find ourselves at a turning point: we want to


address some of the global challenges on balanced
diets, sustainability, and more specifically in Europe,
on growth and job creation. We are the number one
manufacturing sector in Europe and as such, the new

Gilles Morel
President

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A MESSAGE
FROM THE DIRECTOR GENERAL
2015 was definitely a very busy year, and we
managed to achieve a lot. One of the highlights,
in particular for me, was EXPO Milano and
specifically our Congress that took place there,
where our members, my colleagues and I
participated in a very exciting week. This conference
week was definitely a great success, thanks also
to the presence of many high-level speakers such
as Commissioners, Parliamentarians and NGOs.
It was also a lot of fun and a good team-building
experience.

I would like to take this opportunity to say


thank you to our new President and to our new
Board members for undertaking this challenging
task. I would also like to thank our members for their
support and their commitment to our organisation.
Needless to say that a big thank you goes to all my
colleagues for their hard work and dedication.
I am proud to say that we are a strong team,
committed to our members and with a mission
to always deliver on our goals and objectives.

Other milestones of the year were the work we did


with the EXPO Scientific Steering Committee of
the European Commission on their report on how
to feed the world, and the involvement in EUCYS,
the European Unions Contest for Young Scientists,
where we managed to make food a new chapter
of the competition.

Mella Frewen
Director General

I think we also advanced on many issues, sometimes


very sensitive ones, which you will have the
possibility to read about in this Report. In June
2015, we held the election of our new Board and we
elected our new President, Gilles Morel.

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A TASTE OF TOMORROW:
FOODDRINKEUROPE
CONGRESS 2015
From 29 June to 3 July 2015, the European Food and Drink Week
at EXPO Milano served as the backdrop for FoodDrinkEuropes
Congress. The focus of EXPO Milano was Feeding the planet,
Energy for life and its theme provided the perfect opportunity
for Europes food and drink sector to showcase its achievements
and challenges. The FoodDrinkEurope Congress was held at the
EU Pavilion and each day of the week addressed key topics the
sector is facing.
The Congress was a very successful event with an impressive
line-up of speakers, including Commissioner Phil Hogan and
Commissioner Elbieta Biekowska.
The congress hashtag #tasteoftomorrow became a trending
topic on Twitter in Belgium while FoodDrinkEurope also gained
more than 2,600 followers over the 5 days. The press coverage
generated about 30 articles and several interviews.

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KEY MILESTONES
FROM 2015
We welcomed our new President, Gilles Morel,
Regional President Europe & Eurasia at Mars.
We also welcomed 3 new members to
FoodDrinkEurope. Two companies Dupont and
McCain and one European sector association,
StarchEurope.
Our online presence progressed and evolved.
The FoodDrinkEurope website was redesigned and
we stepped up our twitter engagement, earning
almost 7,000 followers in one year.
We revamped the quarterly Economic Bulletin
newsletter which now has a lighter design and a
modern look and feel.
After 8 years of negotiations, the revision of the
novel food legislation was finalised.
We agreed on an EU industry-wide position on
trans fats.
We also agreed on an industry position & action
plan on Circular Economy, which includes
sustainable sourcing and waste management.
We organised a very successful event to mark
the 10 th anniversary of the Food Safety Platform

(together with Copa Cocega, BEUC, FEFAC,


CELCAA, EUROCOMMERCE) and to celebrate
World Health Day, which focused in 2015
on Food Safety.
During our Congress, we launched the food
and drink SME Champions Network.
We published a comprehensive Brochure on
Balanced Diets & Healthy Lifestyles, which
formed the basis for a major Framework Commitment
to the EU Platform for Diet, Physical Activity
and Health.
We also released FoodDrinkEuropes Principles
of Research Conduct, which were warmly
welcomed by all relevant stakeholders.
The 2014-15 Data and Trends report was
downloaded more than 1,000 times in 4 months.
At the last day of our Congress, we published a report
on climate change, titled A Time to Act.
We also launched a paper on the industrys
Corporate Social Responsibility principles,
which was accompanied by a dedicated
webpage on our website, featuring members
best practices.

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mandate of the High Level Forum (HLF) for another 5 years.
The HLF assists the Commission in the development of
industrial policy for the agri-food sector. Invited to speak
at FoodDrinkEuropes Congress, Commissioner for Internal
Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs Elbieta
Biekowska described the future line of work of the new High
Level Forum and explained that herself and the other two
commissioners involved, responsible respectively for
agriculture & rural development (P. Hogan) and health &
food safety (V. Andriukaitis), are keen to develop further the
work of the 2012-2014 Forum, during which many projects
and initiatives had been achieved.

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food and drink SMEs in Europes economy and culture
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The Supply Chain


Initiative (SCI) made
major progress in
2015, creating the conditions for a better functioning
supply chain and building up confidence in its success
in resolving disputes at an early stage. Registrations
continued to increase and reached a new peak of
375 companies/groups, representing 1,202 national
operating companies. A particularly interesting
development was the significant take-up by SMEs,
now representing 68% of the companies participating
in the SCI.

In April 2015, FoodDrinkEurope welcomed the final


compromise on the Directive relating to biofuels and
indirect land-use change (ILUC), which imposes a limit
on the use of food-based biofuels while starting
the transition to advanced biofuels. Although the
compromise points in the right direction, it is not
ambitious enough and FoodDrinkEurope encourages
Member States during the implementation phase to
set both lower ceilings for food-based biofuels and
binding national targets for advanced biofuels that
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In December 2015, the new promotion policy for EU
agricultural and food products entered into force. It is
an important tool for contributing to the competitiveness
of the agri-food sector. FoodDrinkEurope particularly
supports the focus on promotion programmes in third
countries, the extension of the scope of eligible products
to food products and the possibility to show branded
products in fairs. In October 2015, FoodDrinkEurope1
held a major workshop to increase the understanding
of the new policy and how it works in practice. The
workshop gathered high-level speakers from the
European Commission and more than 160 participants.

Throughout 2015, FoodDrinkEurope2 continued its


efforts to ensure transparent and well-functioning
agricultural commodity derivatives markets. Food and
drink companies use commodity derivatives for price
discovery and for managing the risks of price change
(hedging). FoodDrinkEurope provided continuous
input to the work of the European Commission and
the European Securities and Markets Authority
(ESMA) on the implementation of the revised Markets
in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II).
1. Together with Celcaa, Copa-Cogeca and Sacar.
2. Together with Assuc, Copa-Cogeca, Coceral, Fediol,
Fefac and Starch Europe.

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New EU Trade Policy Strategy

FoodDrinkEurope remained supportive of the WTO in


seeking a successful and balanced multilateral trade
agreement. There is much to gain from a multilateral
agreement which would clarify trade rules, strengthen
disciplines applicable to agriculture and create new
trade opportunities. On the occasion of the 2015
WTO Public Forum held from 30 September to
2 October, FoodDrinkEurope met with key
contacts of the WTO Secretariat and Permanent
Representations to discuss the state of play of the
multilateral talks and possible outcome of the 10th
WTO Ministerial Conference in Kenya in December.

FoodDrinkEurope was actively engaged in the


consultation process leading to the publication of
the European Commissions Communication for a
new trade and investment strategy for the European
Union: Trade for All (October 2015). In its written
contribution, FoodDrinkEurope conveyed a number
of key messages which were taken on board in the
Communication.

Bilateral trade negotiations


FoodDrinkEurope continued to follow very closely
the EUs bilateral trade agenda, in particular the
on-going negotiations for an EU-US Transatlantic
Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and an
EU-Japan Free Trade Agreement (FTA). On 7 July, EU
agri-food chain partners (CELCAA, Copa-Cogeca, and
FoodDrinkEurope) organised a reception in celebration
of the Japan EU partnership. The event, organised
during the 11th round of negotiations in Brussels,
brought together representatives of European agri-food
chain organisations and Japanese government officials.
FoodDrinkEurope also monitored the developments
of the EU-Canada CETA agreement (ratification
pending) and the recently concluded EU-Vietnam
FTA. In the absence of a multilateral agreement, the
EU should continue to seize market opportunities
by means of bilateral trade negotiations, taking into
account interests of the different food and drink
sectors and the need to secure a level playing field
for the EU industry.

The EU Social Dialogue in the food and drink sector


FoodDrinkEurope and EFFAT (European Federation
of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions) are
the most representative EU organisations for food
and drink industry employers and workers and are
recognised as EU-level Social Partners thanks to
their EU Social Dialogue Committee.
Part of the work they have undertaken includes
a joint position on industrial policy and commitments
to address the challenges of youth unemployment
through, amongst other things, a joint pledge
in the context of the European Alliance for
Apprenticeships.
FoodDrinkEuropes Social Dialogue Platform,
in collaboration with EFFAT, is committed to continue
working on the theme of bringing in new talent and
managing an ageing workforce for a more attractive
food and drink industry, by carrying out an important
piece of Commission funded research in 2016.

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ENSURING A SCIENCE-BASED
APPROACH TO FOOD SAFETY
AND INNOVATION
Food Safety Management
FoodDrinkEurope and its members have extensive
procedures in place to ensure all products on the
market meet the highest standards, most recent
certification schemes and, of course, the latest legal
requirements. These procedures include work on
ingredients, on materials which are in contact with
food, on allergens, and from a broader perspective
on chemical and biological food safety aspects.
On the occasion of World Health Day in 2015,
which focused on food safety, FoodDrinkEurope
organised an event titled Safe Food for European
Consumers. During this event, FoodDrinkEurope,
together with Food Safety Platform members, i.e. feed
producers (FEFAC), farmers (Copa Cogeca), traders
(CELCAA), retailers (EuroCommerce) and consumers
(BEUC) discussed what food chain partners can do to
guarantee safe food. Invited speakers included high-level
Commission officials, MEPs and WHO representatives.
In the area of food flavouring management,
FoodDrinkEurope published its industry Guidelines on
the Regulation (EC) No 1334/2008 on flavourings and
certain food ingredients with flavouring properties for
use in and on foods, which are intended to provide a

common understanding of the major challenges


to be taken into account by food business operators,
flavourings producers and other stakeholders when
applying the legislation. The guidelines include the
original text as provided in the Regulation, interpretations
and industrys common understanding, as well as
some illustrative examples to highlight specific cases.
In 2015, FoodDrinkEurope members actively
contributed to EFSAs call for data on acrylamide by
providing some 40,000 samples from various food
products to ensure the broadest possible survey.
FoodDrinkEurope welcomed the ensuing opinion on
acrylamide issued by EFSA. Furthermore, a code of
good practice was developed by FoodDrinkEurope,
in order to make mandatory the assessment of tools
to mitigate acrylamide.
FoodDrinkEurope continued its contribution
to the content of the European Commission
Communication on EU Regulatory Fitness (REFIT)
with a view to examining the functioning of the
general food law. FoodDrinkEurope will be following
developments closely, through its involvement in the
European Commissions REFIT Platform.

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Research and Innovation


FoodDrinkEurope worked proactively throughout
2015 to help food and drink manufacturers overcome
obstacles to innovation, the cornerstone for future growth
and competitiveness in Europe. This involved direct
engagement with the EU institutions and partnerships with
other stakeholders. FoodDrinkEurope was also actively
involved in several EU funded research and development
projects, such as NU-AGE3 and TRAFOON.4
Principles for Research Conduct
During its Congress in July 2015, FoodDrinkEurope
launched its Principles for Research Conduct, with the
objective to emphasise the need for sound, robust and
transparent science and research. With this in mind,
these Principles aim at creating a balanced common
basis on which science can be discussed objectively.
Novel Foods
In November 2015, FoodDrinkEurope welcomed the
revision of the Novel Foods Regulation adopted by
the European Parliament and the European Council.
Following the failure to reach an agreement in 2011 and
after a total of 7 years of negotiations, MEPs accepted the
Councils proposal. The revision of the Novel Foods
Regulation is of crucial importance to Europes food and
drink industry. FoodDrinkEurope looks to this Regulation
to contribute to research and innovation by simplifying
and streamlining the current regulatory framework. It will
contribute to the functioning of the internal market, and
facilitate market access for novel food products by SMEs.
European Technology Platform (ETP) Food for Life
Established back in 2005 under the management
of FoodDrinkEurope, the ETP Food for Life is an
industry-led, public/private partnership encouraged
by the European Commission, with the aim to drive
forward innovation in the food and drink industry
to the benefit of a sustainable society.

This platform underwent a rejuvenation process in


2015, steered by the FoodDrinkEurope Board. As
a result, the ETP now has a new image, vision and
structure, led by a Leadership Team composed of 15
well-established scientists of the European food arena,
coming from both industry (including SMEs) and Academia,
and chaired by Prof. Dr Gert W. Meijer, Deputy Head
Corporate Regulatory and Scientific Affairs at Nestl.
The new logo and website of the ETP will be released
in 2016, symbolising the renewed identity and mission
to continue promoting research and innovation in the
food and drink sector.
At its Congress, FoodDrinkEurope launched the ETPs
and hence the food industrys main strategic research
priorities. The priorities focus on a sustainable food
supply, including food processing, new technologies,
and consumer acceptance through a food chain
approach, and on the prevention of the rise in
non-communicable diseases (obesity, diabetes, etc.)
Joint Programming Initiatives
Throughout 2015, FoodDrinkEurope has chaired
expert groups in several of the European
Commissions so-called Joint Programming Initiatives
(JPIs), such as Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life, and
Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change. The
JPIs were established in order to make better use
of Europes precious public research and innovation
resources and to tackle common European
challenges more effectively.

3. NU-AGE: New dietary strategies addressing the specific needs


of the elderly population for healthy ageing in Europe (Grant
Agreement No. 266486).
4. TRAFOON: Traditional food network to improve the transfer of
knowledge for innovation (Grant Agreement No. 613912).

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INFORMING THE CONSUMER AND
ENCOURAGING BALANCED DIETS
AND HEALTHIER LIFESTYLES
Commitment to help consumers make healthier choices
Throughout 2015, Europes food and drink
manufacturers continued their efforts to make
a positive impact to the health and wellbeing
of consumers across Europe and beyond.
On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the
EU Platform for Action on Diet, Physical Activity
and Health, FoodDrinkEurope launched its new
Balanced Diets and Healthy Lifestyles publication.
FoodDrinkEurope was one of the founding members
of the Platform and decided to celebrate the event by
capturing examples of success stories achieved by
the food and drink industry in the area of nutrition and
health over the past years.
This showcase of an impressive series of initiatives
led to the launch of a new landmark commitment to
the EU Platform, titled Framework for Action on Diet,
Physical Activity and Health. FoodDrinkEurope is a
major contributor to the work of the EU Platform and
accounts for almost half of all voluntary commitments
and initiatives undertaken by Platform members since
its launch. The Framework Commitment will further
reinforce its action in support of the Platform as it will
gather a wide range of existing and new commitments
taken by national federations, European sectors and

individual companies, including SMEs. It covers five


key action areas: Product Formulation and Innovation
(including portion sizes), Responsible Marketing and
Advertising, Consumer Information, Promoting Healthy
Lifestyles and Research. FoodDrinkEurope aims to
report annually on the progress of this initiative under
the existing EU Platform monitoring framework.
During the course of the year, FoodDrinkEurope
also facilitated dialogue and engagement between
industry and other stakeholders including NGOs, while
exploring the opportunity to broaden the scope and
magnitude of its commitment by seeking collaborations
with relevant partners.
In July 2015, during FoodDrinkEuropes Congress
at EXPO Milano, FoodDrinkEurope held a session
dedicated to nutrition of the future. High-level
speakers from the Food and Agriculture Organisation
(FAO), the UN World Food Programme (WFP), the
University of Oxford and the industry addressed the
key challenges that society is facing in terms of food
and nutrition security and the way different actors,
including international organisations, the EU and the
European food and drink sector individually and
together can play their part.

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Ahead of the Commission report on trans fats


(TFAs), which was issued at the end of 2015,
FoodDrinkEurope communicated its industry
position on the matter. While the vast majority of
FoodDrinkEurope members have already virtually
eliminated trans fats from partially hydrogenated
vegetable oils from their products, through its
network, FoodDrinkEurope is committed to further
encourage and support companies, particularly
SMEs, who still face technological difficulties in
achieving this. In this context, FoodDrinkEurope
supports the implementation of a recommendation
of maximum 2% industrial TFAs of the total fat
content of the product sold to the final consumer.

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Food information to consumers


Over the course of the year, FoodDrinkEurope
helped members understand and comply with the
Food Information to Consumers (FIC) Regulation
and worked hard addressing interpretation issues
and monitoring its implementation, at EU, national
and global levels. Furthermore, FoodDrinkEurope
provided technical input into the European
discussion on Guidance documents, in order to
contribute to a more harmonised implementation of
the Regulation. Work was also undertaken to develop
an EU-wide industry approach to precautionary
allergen labelling (PAL), in close cooperation with
FoodDrinkEuropes Allergen Working Group.
FoodDrinkEurope also actively followed discussions
related to country of origin labelling, collecting and
providing data and evidence showing the practical
impact of mandatory origin labelling for companies.

It has also worked together with GS1 and European


trade organisations to facilitate distance selling of
food and drink products sold online throughout the
EU, in light of the relevant provisions introduced
by the FIC Regulation. At a global level, in 2015
FoodDrinkEurope continued its proactive involvement
in the work of Codex Alimentarius.

Nutrition and health claims


In 2015, FoodDrinkEurope provided preliminary
input to the EU Regulatory Fitness (REFIT) of the
general food law on certain aspects of the Nutrition
and Health Claims Regulation, such as nutrient
profiles and health claims made on plants and their
preparations. It also underlined the need for an EU
approach to claims which is workable for industry,
protects and supports its investments in research
and innovation, while, at the same time, ensuring
clear, correct and easy-to-understand information
to consumers. FoodDrinkEurope also monitored
relevant initiatives for claims at national, EU and
global level.
FoodDrinkEurope continued monitoring the
implementation of the Regulation and addressed
any interpretation issues, with a view to ensuring
the smooth application of the legal text and a level
playing field for operators across the EU.
Also, throughout 2015, FoodDrinkEurope actively
followed and participated in several EU-funded
research projects (CLYMBOL, REDICLAIM and
NU-AGE) that look further into the impact of
nutrition and health claims, amongst others.

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WORKING TOWARDS A MORE
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS MODEL
Climate Change
Critical resources, upon which food production
relies, will come under increased pressure in the
future. Therefore, in July 2015, the food and drink
industry seized the opportunity of its Congress
in Expo Milano to make a call for action ahead of
the international climate negotiations at COP 21,
in Paris. In a survey report, Europes food and drink
manufacturers presented how they are actively
working to try to mitigate and adapt to climate
change through actions such as investing
in low-carbon technologies, working with farmers,
and proactively engaging with consumers and
partners along the supply chain.
The survey was carried out amongst food and drink
companies and showed that 95% of the respondents
have already integrated climate change into their
business strategies. Identified key actions moving
forward include the implementation of energy efficient
technologies, food wastage prevention and increased
procurement of electricity from renewables.

The report also stressed that a whole of society


effort is needed globally to address effectively this
societal challenge, and this must be galvanised by
an ambitious, global climate deal. FoodDrinkEurope
therefore urged governments to reach an ambitious
agreement on a new global framework for climate change
at COP21 in Paris in November 2015. The food and
drink sector called upon governments to work
towards a global framework on climate change
through which it can further reduce its greenhouse
gas (GHG) emissions, while at the same time
maintaining its competitive position and continuing
to meet the nutritional needs of a growing world
population. In light of the outcome of the conference,
Europes food and drink industry welcomed the COP
21 global agreement to hold the increase in the
global average temperature to well below 2 C
above pre-industrial levels.

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Sustainability of food systems


FoodDrinkEurope expressed its support for the
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which were
adopted during the UN General Assembly in New
York, in September 2015.
FoodDrinkEurope particularly welcomed the SDGs
that are of significant importance to Europes
food and drink sector which relate to sustainable
consumption and production and combating climate
change. In particular, FoodDrinkEurope supports
goal 12.3 to reduce food losses along production
and supply chains, including post-harvest losses.
In June 2015, FoodDrinkEurope, together with
representatives from across Europes food supply
chain and the NGO community (the Stakeholder
Dialogue Group on Food Sustainability), called on
EU policy-makers to step-up actions to develop
a holistic approach to guarantee the sustainability
of food systems for future generations, thanks to
a coherent policy approach.
With this initiative and in view of the adoption of
the Sustainable Development Goals and a new
global climate framework, the representatives from
across Europes food chain, Trade Unions and the
NGO community reconfirmed their commitment to
work together as a supply chain and with public
authorities, towards making the European food
chain more sustainable.

The Stakeholder Dialogue Group on Food


Sustainability, established in 2013, includes 18
organisations and companies from across the EU
food chain, most of which are also members of the
High Level Forum for a Better Functioning Food
Supply Chain. With the renewal of the High Level
Forum in 2015, their recommendations for more
sustainable food systems will be part of the HLFs
future work programme.

Circular Economy
FoodDrinkEurope welcomed in December the
publication of the European Commissions Circular
Economy Package to which it provided input.
FoodDrinkEurope encouraged the Commission to
continue improving resource efficiency, and therefore
to progress towards a circular economy. Europes
food and drink sector is committed to maximising
the use of available resources and to continuously
improve waste management practices at every stage
along the food supply chain, whilst at the same time
continuing to ensure food safety.
FoodDrinkEurope was pleased to see that measures
to facilitate industrial symbiosis and reduce food
waste are important elements of the Circular
Economy package. In this context, FoodDrinkEurope
proactively contributed to future globally harmonised
assessment frameworks for measuring food waste

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through the EU research project FUSIONS, where it


is a member of its advisory board, and working with
|the World Resources Institute on the development
of a food loss and waste protocol.

Responsible Business Conduct


Responsible Business Conduct (RBC) is a key
component of food and drink industries business
strategies. With the on-going revision of Europes
CSR strategy, FoodDrinkEurope published, in 2015,
its CSR guiding principles focusing on key areas
of importance to the industry, such as human
rights, health and safety at work and supply chain
relations. In addition, a special section dedicated to
Responsible Business Conduct was created on the
FoodDrinkEurope website which includes a selection
of members best practices in this area. In 2015,
FoodDrinkEurope, through the involvement of its
Director General, Mella Frewen, who served as
Vice Chair of the FAO OECD Advisory Group
for Responsible Business Conduct, contributed
to the work of OECD on responsible agricultural
supply chains which resulted in the joint OECD-FAO
Guidance for Responsible Agricultural Supply Chains.

Food SCP Round Table


The European Food Sustainable Consumption and
Production (SCP) Round Table continued to develop
further technical guidance on the ENVIFOOD protocol
horizontal topics and investigated possibilities for
biodiversity measurement for life cycle assessment
of food and drink products. These topics where
discussed at the SCP Round Table expert workshop
in April 2015 in Rome.

Industrial Emissions Directive


FoodDrinkEurope proactively provided its
recommendations throughout 2015, to the European
Commissions review of the Industrial Emissions
Directive and the Best Available Techniques Reference
Documents (BREF) for the Food, Drink and Milk sectors.
The aim of this process is the setting of operating limits
for manufacturing plants across the EU.

FoodDrinkEurope
welcomed in December
the publication of the
European Commissions
Circular Economy
Package.

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GOVERNANCE & STRUCTURE
The Committee of Directors General (CDG) is composed
of representatives from each national federation
and European sector association. It ensures efficient
communication between the secretariat and its members.

The General Assembly is composed of all


FoodDrinkEurope members (national federations,
European sector associations and individual food
and drink companies). It approves the annual
accounts, adopts the Roadmap and establishes
internal rules of procedure.
The Board of Directors is composed of 17 Directors,
all of whom are CEOs of food and drink companies
operating in Europe, four of them working for SMEs.
The Board defines FoodDrinkEuropes vision,
policies and priorities in accordance with the Roadmap,
which it submits to the General Assembly for approval.

This management
structure ensures
all FoodDrinkEurope
members input into
the development of the
organisations policies
and priorities.

The Liaison Committee (LC) is composed of


representatives from each food and drink company
member. It also ensures efficient communication
between the secretariat and its members.
This management structure ensures all FoodDrinkEurope
members input into the development of the
organisations policies and priorities.

GENERAL ASSEMBLY

BOARD

COMMITTEE OF
DIRECTORS
GENERAL (CDG)

LIAISON COMMITTEE (LC)

FOOD & CONSUMER


POLICY COMMITTEE

COMPETITIVENESS
COMMITTEE

ENVIRONMENTAL
SUSTAINABILITY
COMMITTEE

COMMUNICATIONS
COMMITTEE

EXPERT GROUP

EXPERT GROUP

EXPERT GROUP

EXPERT GROUP

AD HOC GROUP

AD HOC GROUP

AD HOC GROUP

AD HOC GROUP

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Committees and Groups

As of January 2016

FOODDRINKEUROPE - ORGANIGRAMME COMMITTEES AND GROUPS


FCP 5
Food & Consumer Policy
Secretariat:

B. Kettlitz/A. Vlachou/P. Fox /R.


Fernandez
Sec: S. Margetis

Steering Group:

D. Jacobs / C. Gubbiotti
Sec: L. Moratello

S. Kettler (CHAIR)
B. Gallani / B. Vandewaetere / A. Mrohs
C. Leonard/ C. Prins

Expert Groups:
Chair:

COMP 6
Competitiveness

ESC 7
Sustainability

COMCOM 8
Communications Committee

E.Dollet / L.Hinzen/ F.Bignami /


L.Ferrucci
Sec: D. Nickel

T. Larsson / P. Lopez / L. Ferrucci


Sec: L. Moratello

F. Ranson / E.Giannakaki /
C. Mescall Sec: M. Crooijmans

F. Kraus (CHAIR)

P. Greverath (CHAIR)

B. Vandewaetere (VC)
S. Langguth / B. Guichart /
W. Laan
B. Masure/P. Kelly /M. Boerstra /
B. Valluis

D. Bellamy / A. Nachtergaele /
F.Grilli
P. Sanchez / A. Vainikainen

FCP 1

FCP 2

INCO (Consumer Info)

INCIDENT MGT

AGPO (Agricultural Policy)

CLIMATE

A. Mrohs

Director General

S. Langguth

J.M. Banez Romero

S. Ceruti (CHAIR)
A. Bessard (VC)

FCP 2
ETP FoodforLife

Leadership team
G. Meijer (C) - J. Weiss (VC)

Legend:

TOLERANCES

BREGU (Better Regulation)

TRAD (Trade)

IED (Ind. Emission Dir.)

A. Preussker

P. Loosen

B. Masure

S. Ghekiere

COMMITTEE

Task Force/ad hoc

CLAIMS

FSM, FEED & HYG

PIE (Import/Export Proc.)

SCP (Sust.Consumption & Prod)

Expert group

Sleeping group

V. Betteridge

M. Kerner (C) - L. Gorris (VC)

P. Hofland (VC)

P. Greverath - P.Diercxsens

DIET

ALLERGEN

CORE (Commercial Rel)

S. Chartron - S. Emig (VC)

R. Colwell

P. Kelly - M. Spangaro (VC)

STRATEGIC TAX

CONT (Contaminants)

SOC (Social Dialogue)

N. Tacke

R. Colwell (C) - R. Stadler (VC)

D. Yeandle - M.Ortega Bernal (VC)

U. Schenker

GDA+

AATEC(Process Contamin)

ERA (Eco.Research & Analysis)

RT Mirror Grp 2 (Communic.Tools)

RT Mirror Grp1 (assessmt meth)

C. Prins

R. Stadler

M. Boerstra

U. Sapiro

ADNUT (Addition Nutrients)

INGR (Ingredients)

BIOFUELS

RT Mirror Grp 3 (Improvement)

Vacant

G. De Rooij

W. Laan

RT Mirror Grp4 (Non-Env aspects)

ADDITIVES

DERIVATIVES

G. De Rooij

B. Valluis

FLAVOURINGS

HLF Industry Sherpas

WASTE & PACK W

V. Vijverman

B. Vandewaetere

F. Grilli

ENZYME

SME Champions Network

FOOD WASTE

J-C. Kremer

D. Bellamy

FCMAT (Food Contact Material)

REPORTING

L. Verzegnassi (C) - M. Huber (VC)

Vacant

NOVF (Novel Foods) / GMO

WATER

A. Davi

B. De Meester

R&D

CSR

A. Sebok

A. Cagli

SCIENCE
C. Leonard
NANO
T. Koning

5. The Food and Consumer Policy (FCP) Committee


deals with issues related to food safety, research
and innovation (including the European Technology
Platform Food for Life) as well as consumer
information, nutrition and health.
6. The COMP Committees main objective is to
develop, coordinate and take an active part in
actions aiming at improving the competitiveness of
the European food and drink industry. In particular, it
is active in horizontal issues such as SMEs, internal
market, High Level Forum and in more specific
issues linked to the Common Agricultural Policy,
trade, biofuels, derivatives and commercial relations.
7. The Environmental Sustainability Committee
addresses issues such as sustainable production
and consumption (including the Food SCP
Roundtable), food waste, climate and energy
and industrial emissions including water..
8. The Communications Committee supports the
work of FoodDrinkEurope on Reputation, coordinates
and disseminates key messages and operates as
a structure for exchange of information and best
practices on communications issues.

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Members
Observers

National Federations (25 including 2 observers)


Austria
FIAA Fachverband der Nahrungs- und
Genussmittelindustrie
www.dielebensmittel.at
Belgium
FEVIA Fdration de lIndustrie
Alimentaire/Federatie Voedingsindustrie
www.fevia.be

Germany
- BLL Bund fr Lebensmittelrecht und
Lebensmittelkunde
www.bll.de
- BVE Bundesvereinigung der Deutschen
Ernhrungsindustrie
www.bve-online.de

Croatia
HUP Hrvatska Udruga Poslodavaca
www.hup.hr

Greece
SEVT

Federation of Hellenic Food Industries
www.sevt.gr

Czech Republic
PKR Potravinsk Komora esk
Republiky
www.foodnet.cz

Hungary
FOSZ lelmiszer-feldolgozk
Orszgos Szvetsge
www.efosz.hu

Denmark
DI DI Fdevarerindustrien
www.fi.di.dk

Ireland
FDII Food and Drink Industry Ireland
www.fdii.ie

Estonia
ETL Eesti Toiduainetstuse Liit
www.toiduliit.ee

Italy
FEDERALIMENTARE Federazione
Italiana dellIndustria Alimentare
www.federalimentare.it

Finland
ETL Elintarviketeollisuusliitto
www.etl.fi
France
ANIA Association Nationale des
Industries Alimentaires
www.ania.net

Luxembourg
FEDIL Fdration des Industries
Agro-Alimentaires Luxembourgeoises
www.fedil.lu
Poland
PFPZ Polska Federacja Producentw
ywnoci Zwizek Pracodawcw
www.pfpz.pl

Portugal
FIPA Federao das Indstrias
Portuguesas Agro-Alimentares
www.fipa.pt

Norway
NHO Mat og Drikke
www.nhomatogdrikke.no

Romania
ROMALIMENTA Federaia Patronal din
Industria Alimentar
www.romalimenta.ro

Turkey
TGDF Trkiye Gda ve Iecek Sanayii
Dernekleri Federasyonu
www.gdf.org.tr

Slovakia
PKS Potravinrska Komora Slovenska
www.potravinari.sk
Slovenia
GZS Gospodarska zbornica Slovenije
www.gzs.si
Spain
FIAB Federacin Espaola de Industrias
de la Alimentacin y Bebidas
www.fiab.es
Sweden
LI Livsmedelsfretagen
www.li.se

NHO

FDII

The Netherlands
FNLI Federatie Nederlandse
Levensmiddelen Industrie
www.fnli.nl

LI

ETL
ETL

DI
FDF

FNLI
FEVIA
FEDIL
ANIA

BLL & BVE


PFPZ
PKCR
PKS & SPPK
FIAA FOSZ
GZS

HUP
ROMALIMENTA

United Kingdom
FDF Food & Drink Federation
www.fdf.org.uk
FIPA

FIAB

FEDERALIMENTARE
SEVT

TGDF

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FOODDRINKEUROPE ANNUAL REPORT 2016

Companies (19)
European Sectors (26)
Beer
The Brewers of Europe
www.brewersofeurope.org
Bottled Waters
EFBW European Federation of
Bottled Waters
www.efbw.eu
Breakfast Cereals
CEEREAL European Breakfast Cereal
Association
www.ceereal.eu
Broths & Soups
CULINARIA EUROPE Federation of
Associations and Enterprises of Industrial
Culinary Product Producers in Europe
www.culinaria-europe.eu
Chocolate, Biscuits & Confectionery
CAOBISCO Association of Chocolate,
Biscuit and Confectionery Industries of the
European Union
www.caobisco.com
Dairy Products
EDA European Dairy Association
www.euromilk.org
Dietetic Products
SNE Specialised Nutrition Europe
www.specialisednutritioneurope.eu

Honey
FEEDM European Federation of Honey
Packers & Distributors*
www.feedm.com
Ice Cream
EUROGLACES European Ice Cream
Association
www.euroglaces.eu
ntermediate Products for Bakery &
Confectionery
FEDIMA Federation of EU Manufacturers
and Suppliers of Ingredients to the Bakery,
Confectionary and Patisserie Industries
www.fedima.org
Margarine
IMACE European Margarine
Association
www.imace.org
Pasta
UNAFPA Union of Organisations
of Manufacturers of Pasta Products
of the EU
www.pasta-unafpa.org
Pet Food
FEDIAF European Pet Food Industry
Federation
www.fediaf.org

Fruit & Vegetable Juices


AIJN European Fruit Juice Association
www.aijn.org

Processed Meat
CLITRAVI Liaison Centre for the Meat
Processing Industry in the European Union
www.clivtravi.eu

Fruit & Vegetable Preserves


PROFEL European Association of Fruit &
Vegetable Processors
www.profel-europe.eu

Processed Potatoes
EUPPA European Potato Processors
Association
www.euppa.eu

Snacks
ESA European Snacks Association
www.esasnacks.eu
Soft Drinks
UNESDA Union of European Soft Drinks
Associations
www.unesda.org
Soluble & Roasted Coffee
ECF European Coffee Federation
www.ecf-coffee.org
Spices
ESA European Spice Association
www.esa-spices.org
Spirits
SpiritsEurope
www.spirits.eu
Starch products
Starch Europe
www.starch.eu
Sugar
CEFS European Committee of Sugar
Manufacturers
www.cefs.org
Tea & Herbal Infusions
THIE Tea & Herbal Infusions Europe
www.thie-online.eu
Yeast
COFALEC Confederation of EU Yeast
Producers
www.cofalec.com

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Boards of Directors

As of January 2016

President
Mr. Gilles MOREL
Mars

Vice-President
Mr. Frans EGBERTS
Henri van de Bilt

Vice-President
Mr. Hubert WEBER
Mondelz Europe

Vice-President
Dr. Wolfgang HEER
Sdzucker

Treasurer
Mr. Jrgen DIRKSEN
Rynkeby Foods

Mr. Luis CANTARELL


Nestl

Mr. Marco CAPURSO


Ferrero

Mr. Robert GIBBER


Tate & Lyle

Mr. Gonzalo GUILLEN


BENJUMEA
Acesur

Mr. Chris HOOD


Kellogg Company

Mr. Evangelos
KALOUSSIS
Terra Creta

Mr. Ramon Luis


LAGUARTA BIELSA
PepsiCo Europe

Mr. Jonathon NUDI


General Mills
International

Mr. Martin RENAUD


Danone

Mr. Jan TEPL


Madeta

Mr. Mehmet
TTNC
lker (TBN in June
2016)

Mr. Jan ZIJDERVELD


Unilever

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FOODDRINKEUROPE ANNUAL REPORT 2016

Secretariat
FoodDrinkEuropes permanent secretariat, based in Brussels, maintains close
contacts with European and international institutions and is a major partner in
consultations on all issues affecting Europes food and drink industry.

The secretariat coordinates the work of more than 700 experts though its
Committees and Expert Groups around four themes: food safety and science,
nutrition and health, environmental sustainability and competitiveness.

Mella Frewen
Director General

Dirk Jacobs
Deputy Director
General/Director of
Consumer Information,
Diet & Health

Beate Kettlitz
Director of Food
Policy, Science and
R&D

Evelyne Dollet
Director of
Economic Affairs

Tove Larsson
Director of
Environmental
Affairs

Florence Ranson
Director of
Communications

Rgine
Mynsberghe
Office Manager

Caterina Gubbiotti
Manager of Consumer
Information, Diet and
Health

Rebeca Fernandez
Manager of Food
Policy, Science
and R&D
EU Projects &
ETP Food for Life
Secretariat

Patrick Fox
Manager of Food
Policy, Science
and R&D

Angeliki Vlachou
Manager of Food
Policy, Science
and R&D

Louis Hinzen
Senior Manager of
Economic Affairs

Francesca Bignami
Manager of
Economic Affairs

Lorenzo Ferrucci
Manager of
Sustainability &
CSR

Patricia Lopez
Blanco
Manager of
Environmental
Affairs

Eleni Giannakaki
Manager of
Communications

Conor Mescall
Manager of
EP Relations &
Communications

Maryline Crooijmans
PA to the Director
General

Laurence Moratello
Secretary/Assistant of
Consumer Information,
Diet and Health
& Environmental
Sustainability
departments

Sophie Margetis
Secretary/Assistant
of Food Policy,
Science and R&D

Donata Nickel
Secretary/
Assistant of
Economic Affairs

Daria Kuzmina
Assistant Office
Manager

Ekaterina Tsurkan
Assistant Office
Manager

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