"As the Board of The Consumer Goods Forum, we recognise that food waste is a major social, environmental and economic challenge. It undermines food security, contributes to climate change, consumes scarce natural resources such as water unnecessarily, and costs money. We are committed to doing our part to help reduce food waste. Our aim is to:
1. First prevent food waste, then maximise its recovery towards the goal of halving food waste(1) within our own retail and manufacturing operations by 2025, versus a 2016 baseline(2).
2. Contribute to the UN goals by 2030(3):
to halve per capita global food waste at the consumer level,
and to reduce food losses along production and supply chains including post-harvest losses and maximise the value of the remaining waste.
We will achieve both by individual company initiatives, by engaging with our supply chains and end consumers (where material) and by working collectively in partnership with governments and NGOs".