Food waste is a global issue with far-reaching ecological and social ramifications. Each year, millions of tons of food are discarded worldwide, despite millions of people enduring hunger.  Collaboration among all industry stakeholders, spanning from production and processing to trade and consumers, is imperative to address this issue.

Held in Cologne, Germany, on the 6th October 2023, the ANUGA Executive Summit 2023, known as the world’s leading trade fair for food and beverages, will aim to spearhead the dialogue on food waste, by providing with an international forum format and engage in discussions about sustainable solutions. 

We are delighted to share that Wai-Chan Chan, Managing Director of The Consumer Goods Forum, has been invited to take the stage to delve into the strategies and approaches taken by producers and traders of food and beverages in the different world regions are pursuing, in order to react to climate change and its resulting loss of biodiversity. These challenges will be discussed in a panel titled “Global challenges and approaches: Food systems in change” also including Tim Schwertner, Chief Commercial Officer, Bauer Gruppe and Matthias Wunderlin, Chief Transformation Officer, Migros and moderated by David Bosshart, Futurist, Retail & Consumer Analyst.

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About the Food Waste Coalition of Action

The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF)’s Food Waste Coalition of Action is led by 17 of the world’s leading consumer goods retailers 
and manufacturers with a shared commitment to halve food loss in their supply chains, meeting Sustainable Development Goal 12.3. The Coalition has set out to achieve an ambitious yet practical strategy that will have real, lasting impacts on our global food systems and ensure more food makes it from producers, to grocery stores and finally on to consumers’ tables. With its CEO leadership, the Coalition is able to drive swift action to address the important issue of food loss and waste within the industry.

The Coalition has launched a project with several of its members to engage suppliers on the important issue of farm-stage food loss. This project includes using the beta version of a global Farm Loss Tool to measure and collect data on the amount of on-farm stage losses for fruits and vegetables. In the spirit of showcasing existing efforts to engage with suppliers and address food loss, several CGF members partnering in the 10x20x30 program are sharing through compelling case studies the value gained from engaging with suppliers and innovative, practical impacts.  


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