Rural Communities & Farming

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The Prince’s Rural Action Programme engages businesses to make a positive difference in rural communities to help sustain our countryside. Our Goal is for every business to understand its impact on rural communities, to recognise what it can contribute, and put this into action.
A resource for professionals with an interest in water, ecosystems, agriculture and procurement in UK food and drink companies, explaining water management in operations and agricultural supply chains
Leading companies are increasingly aware of the value that nature and the processes that it supports provide their brands, business, and society. This report outlines 5 priority recommendations.
Interim findings at the end of Year Two from our report into the culture change generated by Business Connectors on secondment into their communities with BITC.
Thousands of young farmers are learning how to stay safe at work thanks to the Farm Safety Foundation, established by NFU Mutual. Farming is Britain’s most hazardous industry; the charity wants to change that.
Grassroots fundraising, local community engagement and volunteering in the countryside are being supported by a £45,000 micro sponsorship scheme set up by quality sausage maker debbie&andrew’s.
Local farmers are being encouraged to grow more apples and pears as part of H. Weston & Sons’ Grow Our Own project which aims to secure a sustainable high quality supply for the company's ciders.
HEINEKEN has been doing more to engage colleagues in sustainability and partnerships. This Report is published in the words of HEINEKEN colleagues who are bringing the company’s commitments to life.
Sodexo is working to reduce its environmental footprint, source sustainable and nutritious food, support its own people and champion local communities. The Better Tomorrow Plan brings together Sodexo'
The collaborative approach taken by Castell Howell Foods towards strengthening its supply chain and simultaneously developing and support local SMEs has ensured growth and resilience in an important sector of the Welsh economy.