FIA is proud to be the first industry association in Asia to attain accreditation with the United Nations (UN) Environment Assembly. This accreditation gives FIA access to participate in and contribute to UN Environment policy discussions, including making oral and written submissions as the representative of the food industry in Asia.
The United Nations Environment Assembly is the highest decision-making body on the environment, addressing critical environmental challenges across the world. FIA’s accreditation strengthens its commitment to tackle the region’s massive ocean waste problem, where post-consumption plastics and packaging waste have been identified as a major contributor and with four of the world’s biggest marine waste polluters based in South East Asia. The food industry plays a significant role and FIA can provide advice and support to the UN agency on behalf of the biggest food and beverage companies in the world. It complements the study on Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam & Thailand commissioned by FIA and will allow for more informed policy decisions and promote a more targeted approach to solving this global issue.