Industrial biotechnology is a Key Enabling Technology (KET) and a central pillar of innovation in Europe. It provides living microorganisms and fermentation products that are used in sectors such as food and feed, agriculture, detergents, paper and pulp, textiles, fuels, bioenergy, and specialty chemicals.
• endorse the aspirational objectives set out in this Code (where applicable)
• promote and disseminate this Code with(in) its constituencies
• encourage their members to align their sustainability actions and/or business practices to the aspirational objectives and targets of the Code and invite them, on a voluntary basis, to adhere to this Code, as appropriate
• explore the possibility of developing sector-specific tools and resources in support of this Code
• provide, on an annual basis, a report of their activities in support of this Code, which will be published on an open dedicated website
• continue to engage in dialogue with other food chain/systems actors and EU and international policy-makers to forge relationships, exchange good practices and discuss challenges encountered, learn from each other (studies, projects) and create better mutual understanding, and identify opportunities for collaboration and potential partnership.