Climate Change Agreement (CCA)
The FSDF Climate Change Agreement provides a major incentive to facility operators across the food chain to manage their energy consumption and mitigate their energy costs, by the provision of Climate Change Levy discount and rebate against pre-agreed sector targets. Membership of the CCA entitles companies to receive up to a 90% discount on electricity and up to 65% discount on gas, coal and LPG. Learn more =>
Primary Authority Partnership (PAP)
The FSDF has teamed up with Slough Borough Council to create a Primary Authority Partnership (PAP) Scheme, a Government initiative introduced to help tackle the key compliance issues affecting members’ businesses and ensures members are benefiting from legitimate compliance advice, reducing the associated risks and costs of non-compliance. The Federation’s Primary Authority Partnership is free to join for members and provides Assured Guidance for organisations who have operating locations across several local authority areas. Frequently Asked Questions=>
Business Advisory Services
The FSDF Business Support Telephone Helpline is run in conjunction with Croners and offers members immediate, unlimited access to expert tailored advice on many issues including Employment and personnel, Health and Safety, Tax and VAT, Payroll, Commercial and contract law, Landlord and tenant issues, Company law, Consumer protection and licencing, Copyright and patents.
The FSDF offers members access to bespoke insurance solutions developed by one of the UK’s leading independent insurance brokers. The highly competitive premiums provide wide cover designed specifically for businesses in the cold storage industry. The products offer 2 or 3 year fixed premium rates, subject to your future claims, with additional premium discounts to reflect successful risk management and good housekeeping.
Health and Safety
The FSDF offers a range of initiatives to ensure its members are fully competent in all areas of Health and Safety, which have been specifically designed to encourage continuous improvement, accountability and recognition within organisations, the Federation and across the entire industry as a whole.
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Member Marketing and Networking
The FSDF has over 140 members organisations actively working in the storage and distribution industry either directly or as a business offering supporting products or services. The Federation provides a full calendar of networking events, conferences and exhibitions as well as offering a host of multi-channel marketing opportunities for members, including distribution of literature, PR & a regular member newsletter, information e-shots and lead generation, an online Marketplace for member sales opportunities, a member website encouraging news and industry blog commentary and best practice sharing.
Active Lobbying and Collaboration
The FSDF is associated with a number of trade organisations & bodies including the DfT, Warehousing Health and Safety Forum, DTI, DEFRA, HSE, Business Advisory Group, BSI, BRC, Global Cold Chain Alliance, DECC, ACRIB, Chairing Food Logistics Forum of CILT, BFFF, ICE-E, Skills for Logistics, FSA, ICCT, Food Chain Research Network.