Lockton and Campden BRI joining forces to help food and drink industry mitigate key threats

Lockton, the world's largest independent insurance broker, has announced a global collaboration initiative with Campden BRI, the world’s leading food science company, to support the food and drink industry and provide key risk mitigation and management support in the face of its evolving risk landscape.

In recent years, the food and drink industry has faced a myriad of threats from supply chain disruption and spiralling costs to the impact of inflation, scarcity of crucial resources, labour shortages, and changes in both regulations and consumer demands. Expert insight and risk management solutions are imperative in helping food and drink businesses meet these challenges, build resilience, and continue to trade successfully.

As part of this initiative, Lockton will not only become a member of Campden BRI, but will also collaborate on various key topics and research initiatives. The first of those being a new position paper seeking to address the growing global problem of food fraud, which is exacerbated by the recent supply chain frictions and raw ingredient shortages.

The alignment of Campden BRI’s world-renowned expertise in food science and safety, with Lockton’s in-depth understanding of the current and emerging risks that businesses face, will see the pair share insights and build solutions for the food and drink industry.

Luke Withers, Lockton’s Food and Drink Industry Leader in the UK, said, “With thousands of members in the UK and around the world, Campden BRI is the leading and most trusted technical partner for the food and drink industry, and we are proud to collaborate with them to enhance our shared understanding and solutions for the sector. Lockton is a broker of choice for the industry and our industry practice group is laser-focused on delivering solutions and innovation for our food and drink clients. We are looking forward to working with Campden BRI on this and other risks to strengthen the sector's response.”

Bertrand Emond, Membership Ambassador from Campden BRI, said “We are excited to have Lockton as a member and to collaborate with them on critical issues for the industry. Their specialist understanding of the risks the industry faces and their global expertise in mitigation measures add great value to our membership.”.

Lockton has published a report in collaboration with Campden BRI about combatting fraud in the global food supply chain – link here (opens a new window).