At the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in 2015, countries committed to Sustainable Development Goal Target, calling for the world to reduce the food loss and waste by 2030. A global association of sustainable food champions is making progress toward this fast-approaching target and finding that the private sector has seized the opportunity to tackle food loss and waste.
Companies are embracing food loss and waste reductions consistent with SDG Target 12.3, with nearly two-thirds of the world’s 50 largest food companies now participating in programs with a food loss and waste reduction target Also companies and countries are measuring their loss and waste and publishing their results, and acting to put new policies and programs in place.
In a world where a lot of people go hungry, it is a very bad thing that a third of all food is lost or wasted. Great progress has been made but we need more countries and companies to step up.