Driving down one of the largest sources of food loss
Both retailers and food manufacturers can accelerate adoption in the industry by encouraging their own supply base to commit to aligned food waste reduction programmes. Knowing that roughly 30 percent of food loss occurs at the post-harvest level, members are committed to stopping this type of food waste at the source. Using data from WRI and others, the Coalition will be able to identify the most valuable opportunities members can take to engage with their suppliers and drive positive change.
Moira Borens and Sebastian Gatzer from McKinsey & Company talk about the project they have been working on with the Coalition to look at where food gets lost upstream between the farm and the retailer, focusing on tomatoes as a case study. They share the common drivers, actionable levers, as well as the role that manufacturers and retailers can play to be part of the solution.