What is the OmniFramework?
Hey there! Are you ready to transform your food product/retail business?
It’s not about being less bad anymore but about creating a positive impact.
As the food industry continues to grow and evolve, it’s important for businesses to have a clear vision of their role in shaping our future. We saw that food systems recently took centre stage at DAVOS where global businesses meet annually to discuss pressing challenges facing humanity, and of course at COP26 last year.
And that’s where the omniFramework comes in as a useful framework. The framework guides businesses in creating positive impact in five different areas:environmental impact, labour rights, land sovereignty, nutrition, and food safety.
Let’s start with ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT. The food industry has a big impact on our planet and it’s important for businesses to take responsibility and set realistic goals aligned to company values to reduce their impact. It is estimated that the food system is responsible for a third of man made global greenhouse gas emissions. By committing to sustainable practices, you can not only support and restore the environment but also position your business as leaders in the industry.
Next up is LABOUR RIGHTS. Unfortunately, the food industry has a history of exploitative practices, so it’s crucial for businesses to ensure that workers are treated fairly and given safe working conditions. By committing to labour rights, you can help create a more just and equitable food system.
LAND SOVEREIGNTY is the third important aspect of the omniFramework. The food industry is often associated with land grabs, which can lead to displacement and loss of livelihoods for local communities. By committing to land sovereignty, businesses can help create a more equitable and sustainable food system.
NUTRITION is also a key pillar too. With increasing rates of obesity and diet-related health issues, it’s important for businesses to ensure that the food they produce is nutritious and healthy.
Finally, FOOD SAFETY is a must. With increasing global trade and the rise of food-borne illnesses, it’s crucial for businesses to ensure that the food they produce is safe for consumers.
This framework removes the pain and uncertainty of applying sustainability metrics. It is globally agreed, best in class and a future proof method for measuring sustainability in food operations.
In short, businesses that work with food have a big role to play in shaping our future. By committing to the omniFramework, they can help create a more sustainable, equitable, and healthy food system. It’s all about aligning your vision with the five pillars of the omniFramework, and creating a positive impact on the food industry and society as a whole to ensure survival for the long term.
You can read more about this holistic approach at the OmniAction Charter
If this sounds all too academic, don’t worry, we’ll break it down to bite size pieces. Get in touch to see how we can help you design your Food Vision that’s fit for purpose!
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