“IADSA believes it’s important that we show leadership and establish a culture of sustainability”
IADSA has developed a series of guiding principles on sustainability for the global food supplement sector. Developed to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the eight principles will help IADSA to create “a more sustainable present and future”.
Simon Pettman, IADSA Executive Director, said: “Taking a lead on sustainability is important since many of the discussions the industry will have with stakeholders in the future will be framed within the sustainability context and will focus on how the sector is contributing to the achievement of the UN’s 17 SDGs.”
The principles are not designed to replace any national or regional legislation, instead providing an overarching set of action points to help every part of the global food supplement supply chain to accelerate and collaborate on sustainability. They complement and build on the company’s existing code of ethical principles for the supplement sector, which highlights the adoption of sustainable practices as one of a number of steps the industry should strive to take.
Pettman said: “Change will only come about with the involvement of a majority in the industry, and through the commitment of businesses large and small. To help drive this forward, IADSA believes it’s important that we show leadership and establish a culture of sustainability in the supplement sector that goes beyond our long-term commitment to creating a healthier society. Our new Guiding Principles will be at the front and centre of this work.”