Nestlé and SEPA have formed a three-year partnership to explore opportunities for environmental innovation in Scotland.
With an initial focus on food production, food waste and packaging, it is hoped the partnership can identify and overcome challenges that can inhibit the development of circular economy business models. This latest partnership will also see the LENs concept implemented for the first time north of the border. This collaborative regional model will bring together private, public and third sectors with communities around shared interests which benefit the environment, communities and business.
Terry A’Hearn, SEPA’s CEO, said:
“We believe the only nations, societies and businesses that will thrive in the 21st century will be those that have developed ways to prosper within our planet’s capacity to support them. For our part, it’s important that we not only get all those we regulate to meet their legal obligations and reach compliance, but to help as many regulated businesses as possible move beyond compliance.
“To put it bluntly, business as usual won’t tackle the scale and urgency of the climate crisis that humanity faces, and SEPA wants to form bold and surprising new partnerships to support the future sustainability of industrial activities across Scotland and drive our green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Nestlé has a good regulatory compliance record in Scotland and a clear ambition to go further. By working with them, we have a real opportunity to help shape their commitments and work with them to inspire similar ambition across their supply chains and sector.”