Colin joins the team from DNV Global. His 15 years’ experience in sustainability includes global supply chains in food and commodities, as well as working with global food brands to support them in developing and strengthening responsible sourcing strategies.
With broad experience across all aspects of sustainability, Colin’s recent projects have included working in food and farming businesses across the world. This encompasses projects in Burkina Faso with the shea sector, in Bangladesh on human rights in farming, and in Saudi Arabia using sustainability frameworks with food production businesses. He has also worked extensively with UK food producers. Colin is interested in new and emerging food and farming systems and approaches, including novel crops, and is highly competent in understanding the challenges in modern farming and the opportunities open to the sector to improve wellbeing in society. He will be responsible for implementing a growth strategy to enable the Sustainable Food and Farming business to expand its offering in the corporate food sector.
ADAS’ multidisciplinary Sustainable Food and Farming Business works across food and drink supply chains to help clients better understand and address their food and drink sustainability challenges. The team has successfully delivered services to a diverse client base including farmers and global food and drink businesses. It has a strong practical understanding of agricultural production, as well as expertise in sustainability challenges, including climate change mitigation and adaptation, water usage, animal welfare, food waste, animal welfare and more.
Colin will focus on helping the team grow by building strong relationships with new and existing clients. He will also work with other areas of ADAS and the wider RSK group to understand how the team can provide additional support and expertise to other parts of the business.
Managing director of sustainable food and farming, Sarah Wynn, comments, “We are looking forward to working with Colin to help grow our sustainable food offer, which will help us to help more companies produce sustainable food.”
The team has recently provided support to PepsiCo in helping to measure their Performance with Purpose Water goals. It has also built the SAI Spotlight tool to help corporate food companies connect with one another and identify collaborative opportunities to improve supply chain sustainability. The team continues to provide support to food and drink businesses by developing strategies and goals to help them address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
You can find out more about the team’s service offerings on the Sustainable Food and Farming section of the ADAS website.
For more information, please contact Sarah Wynn.