The Consumer Goods Forum’s Coalition of Action on Food Waste has today published a Learning Report comprising summaries of its 2023 Knowledge Sharing Series sessions, which provided members with an opportunity to come together to share case studies, stay up to date on the latest advancements on the issue of food loss and waste (FLW), and benefit from each other’s expertise.

The series consisted of six online sessions, each focused on a concern related to the Coalition’s key projects. Topics included measurement methodologies, ways to drive internal engagement, the greenhouse gas impacts of FLW, and fighting hunger through food donation, among other technical discussions.

In addition to presentations by Coalition leaders and guest speakers, the sessions devoted time to open discussions among participants. These discussions often led to the most elucidating insights of the series, as global sustainability leaders took advantage of the rare opportunity to learn directly from their peers.

The Coalition hopes to provide a valuable resource that its members can share with their colleagues and use as a reference as they develop their FLW strategies. The report is also available to prospective members and other interested stakeholders who would like to learn more about the day-to-day work of the Coalition. Its open-access publication is in keeping with the CGF’s commitment to full transparency and cross-sector communication.

The CoA will be continuing the Knowledge Sharing Series into 2024, delving into further FLW topics and shaping the series to meet member needs. If you would like to be involved in the 2024 series, have topic ideas or would like to learn more, please contact the project management team at

The Food Waste Coalition of Action brings together 21 of the world’s largest retailers and manufacturers at the CEO level with a shared commitment to halve food loss and waste in their supply chains, aligned with meeting Sustainable Development Goal 12.3.

Click here to read the report.