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The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) is pleased to announce that it is a signatory of “Pacto por la Comida”, an ambitious voluntary agreement which aims to bring together stakeholders to make food and beverage production more sustainable and prevent food loss and waste up to 50% in the next ten years in México.

On March 25th, Erika Rodríguez, General Manager, Latin America, attended the official virtual launch of the alliance, and presented the work of the CGF on food waste on a panel alongside fellow signatories and CGF members, Nestlé Mexico, Walmart Foundation Mexico and Grupo Bimbo. The launch was attended by more than 240 guests from companies, academic, NGOs and government.

The Pact works within the framework of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and encourage participating companies to contribute to achieving responsible production and consumption targets (SDS 12.3) and zero hunger (SDS 2.0). They seek partners and companies committed to the future of the planet in the environmental, social and economic fields.

In Mexico, every year, more than 37% of food is lost or wasted due to surplus production, aesthetic standards, improper handling or malfunctional products storage. The whole amount of water used to grow food that will never reach our tables would be sufficient to supply the entire population of Mexico for more than 2 years.

For more details about the CGF’s actions against food waste, visit www.tcgffoodwaste.com.