Reducing Food Waste Across the EU: Stakeholder Collaboration to Achieve a Transparent and Sustainable Food Supply Chain
The 11th of February will mark the last EU FUSIONS
North-West Regional Platform Meeting, addressing how to build trust across the food supply chain to collectively reduce food waste (with a focus on the retail sector and policy) and how entrepreneurial efforts and social innovation can further contribute to a transparent food supply chain.
EU FUSIONS (Food Use for Social Innovation by Optimising Waste Prevention Strategies) is an EU FP7 project about working towards a more resource efficient Europe by significantly reducing food waste.
The organisers of this event, Deloitte France’s Sustainability department (Deloitte Développement Durable), will welcome numerous food-waste oriented stakeholders from around Europe within the retail, entrepreneurial, governmental, academic, and research sectors in order to facilitate discussion and networking amongst stakeholders on food-waste related topics. Members of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), Delhaize Group and Ahold will be amongst the diverse keynote speakers, sharing their food-waste related initiatives (including but not limited to how these initiatives are in line with the CGF’s Food Waste Resolution
) and engaging participants in a Q&A session.
Interactive consultation sessions, which are a key component of RPMs, help bring fresh ideas to the EU FUSIONS project. These sessions will focus on a variety of topics, including how to use digital technology to connect stakeholders in the food chain, the role of policy, etc. with the objective to gather insight into more innovative ideas to fight food waste within the EU at large.
At the close of the event, “Life after EU FUSIONS”, will shine light on how to stay involved on EU food waste issues, including staying tuned in with the new EU food waste project which will be the continuation of EU FUSIONS, REFRESH
(Resource Efficient Food and Drink for Entire Supply Chain).
Interested stakeholders may register for the RPM
here and refer to the 11 February RPM Agenda
for more details about the speakers and programme.
Partner of EU FUSIONS and REFRESH, Deloitte Développement Durable (Deloitte DD) is one of Europe’s leading consulting and research firms specialised in environmental and policy analysis, in the fields of resource efficiency and sustainability. Over the last 5 years, BIO has established itself as a global leader in food waste intelligence. In particular, Deloitte DD has worked with leading food industry and retail chain actors, providing desk-based research, food waste policy development, food strategy advisory, as well as developing pioneering environmental labelling for food products and conducting extensive food life cycle analysis. Its main expertise areas relevant for food waste are: policy analysis and development, life cycle analysis of food systems, waste management, food waste quantification, and food value chain sustainability.