Nomad Foods has joined the 10x20x30 initiative, which seeks to drive action on the United Nations (UN) target for a 50% reduction in food loss and waste worldwide by 2030.
The 10x20x30 initiative was publicly launched at the 2019 annual food loss and waste summit hosted by Champions 12.3, a multi-stakeholder organisation working to reach UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Target 12.3.
10x20x30 involves engaging 20 priority suppliers to halve rates of food loss and waste by 2030, in line with the SDG.
As a signatory of the 10x20x30 initiative, Nomad Foods has committed to a 50% reduction target in its operations, to measure and publish food loss and waste inventories, and to create ‘actionable strategies’ to reduce waste.
“I’m immensely proud of the work we’ve done in our supply chain, our factories and across our markets to minimise food waste,” said Jason Musk, chief supply officer at Nomad Foods.
“Joining this initiative reinforces our commitment to continuously improving factory operations to streamline production and prevent spoilage, as well as exploring ways to up-cycle resources like vegetable offcuts, rather than use them as animal feed.
“We believe in working proactively and collaboratively to ensure we make the biggest contribution possible towards achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and will continue to use them as a catalyst for change in our business.”
10x20x30 is said to include signatories from more than ten of the world’s biggest food retailers and manufacturers, with Carrefour, Kroger, Sodexo and Tesco among its founding partners.
According to World Resources Institute, co-secretariat of Champions 12.3, more than 1 billion tons of food is lost or wasted each year.
Last month, Champions 12.3 partner, the Consumer Goods Forum, launched a CEO-led Coalition of Action on Food Waste, bringing together some of ‘the world’s largest’ retailers and manufacturers.
In joining the Coalition, members agreed, among other things, to scale up the 10x20x30 initiative from Champions 12.3.
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