Provision Coalition: Sustainability Tools & Resources for Canadian Food and Beverage Companies

Project Lead: Cher Mereweather

Over ninety percent of the 6000 food and beverage (F&B) manufacturing companies across Canada are small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs), under tremendous pressure to produce a safe, healthy, affordable products, with minimal impact on the natural environment – but without sufficient resources to do so.

To respond to these pressures, Provision undertook substantial research, engaged a number of industry experts,  sustainability consultants, collaborated with members, and ultimately developed, and just over 2 years ago, launched a first-of-its-kind Online Sustainability Portal as a one-stop resource the industry. All F&B manufacturers (regardless of country or size) can register and use the portal at no charge. 277 registrants (which represents $5.1 billion in industry revenue) are now using the tools and resources in the portal, to make measurable improvements in their sustainability performance, leverage innovation and make better informed business decisions.