Ahold Delhaize increases commitment to slash food waste in half by 2030

12-01 06:01 | source: FoodPro Network International

ZAANDAM - Ahold Delhaize announced it will extend its commitment to cut food waste in its brands’ operations. The reduction is in line with the global goal of reducing food waste by 50% by 2030. It will also initiate partnerships with its suppliers to further reduce food waste. This new target further builds on our 2016 commitment to reduce food waste by 20% by 2020.

Supporting this commitment, Ahold Delhaize has joined the World Resources Institute’s ‘10x20x30’ initiative, which brings together 10 global food retailers that will each engage with 20 of their priority suppliers to halve their rates of food loss and waste by 2030. Ahold Delhaize is a founding partner of the initiative, which was launched today during Climate Week in New York. With this commitment Ahold Delhaize fully supports the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Target 12.3.

“Reducing food waste in our stores and distribution chain is the right thing for our business, for the climate, and for improving food security. We join this exciting initiative to support momentum across our industry and create new innovations for reducing waste in partnership with suppliers,” said Frans Muller, President and CEO of Ahold Delhaize.

Food waste reduction is a key component of our Leading Together strategy as we work toward a healthy and sustainable future. Ahold Delhaize brands across the U.S. and Europe have implemented many changes in the past years to reduce food waste in our operations, such as improving technology for store ordering and developing partnerships with local communities to donate unsold food to people in need. With this new target, we commit to accelerating partnerships and innovations - in areas such as packaging, discounting, fresh quality analysis, and smarter logistics.

“Wasting less food is critical to conserving natural resources and improving food security,” said Megan Hellstedt, VP Sustainable Retailing. “We have identified improvements to make in our own operations for the coming years and will ask our key suppliers to do the same.”

 

Source: Ahold Delhaize





Your news here? please contact us

Comment
You have to be logged in to comment.
If you don’t have an account yet, please register


Latest news
21 Jan. Understanding, Monitoring and Meeting the Differing Global Maximum Residue Limits (MRLS) For Pesticides in Food and Feed Products
20 Jan. Cargill improves stevia taste, finds alternative to sugar
19 Jan. Nestlé takes drastic steps to reduce its water use on a worldwide scale
18 Jan. Warming up for frozen
14 Jan. CryoHub to share results of implementation of innovative energy storage technique
13 Jan. Edeka Zurheide – World of indulgence
12 Jan. Ahold Delhaize increases commitment to slash food waste in half by 2030
11 Jan. Jellyfish for dinner?
07 Jan. Chocolate will cure your cough!
06 Jan. Worldwide customers for Puccini Bomboni
05 Jan. Grocery shopping in Australia
04 Jan. The limits of exports
28 Dec. FoodPro Network International office closed 28 December - 3 January
24 Dec. What Effect Will the US Reduction in Biotechnology Regulations Have on Food Exports?
23 Dec. The (food) world after corona
22 Dec. Sensory marketing – how to win in the experience economy
21 Dec. SGS Digicomply (video)
17 Dec. Like nuts on legs
15 Dec. Nestlé discovers way to drastically reduce sugar content in sweets
14 Dec. Helsinki for hopsters
10 Dec. Mosa Meat grows hamburgers in laboratory
09 Dec. Food industry needs to focus on ‘healthy’ innovation
08 Dec. Mosa Meat backed by leading global impact investors, bringing oversubscribed round to $75M
03 Dec. Nestlé redoubles efforts to combat climate change
01 Dec. Unilever New Zealand to trial four-day work week at full pay
The FoodPro network
FoodPro Network connects professionals in the food industry. Join the FoodPro Network!
Spotlight
advertisement
your ad here?