Sustainable strategic vision

The strategic vision of the Welsh Government is to build a strong and vibrant Welsh food and drink industry with sustainable supply chains that have a global reputation for excellence.

Looking at areas such as growth and productivity, environmental impact, fair work and raising standards throughout, by working together it is hoped that government and industry can create one of the most environmentally and socially responsible supply chains in the world.

As part of the overall strategic vision for the food and drink industry, the Welsh Government is supporting businesses to adopt and transform their practices, thereby enhancing their environmental message to both customers and consumers – and grow sales as a result. That support is given to businesses across the country – whether small micro-sites, medium-sized entities or divisions of larger companies that are based in Wales.

This builds on its previous strategy, which saw a 30% growth target for the industry exceeded a year early, with record sales of £7.5bn in 2019. Its new aim is to achieve food and drink sales of at least £8.5bn by 2025.

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Net Zero Wales Plan

The first steps to net zero and a greener, stronger, fairer Wales, are represented in the Net Zero Wales Plan. This plan sets out 123 policies and proposals, alongside commitments and action from every corner of Wales.

The Net Zero Wales Carbon Budget 2 outlines the Welsh Government’s second emissions reduction plan covering the period 2021 – 2025, as they start building the foundations for Carbon Budget 3 and their 2030 target, as well as net zero by 2050.

Strategic Vision

To learn more about the vision underpinning the strategy visit the Strategic Vision pages on our website.

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