Reducing food loss and waste

Our commitment: Reduce food loss and waste



Our commitment: Reduce food loss and waste

Accelerating progress towards greater resource efficiency

Around 30% of the food produced for human consumption is wasted along the value chain, resulting in social, environmental and economic costs. These range from unnecessary water use, GHG emissions and risks to food security to an avoidable financial burden borne by individuals and families, farmers and businesses.

Progress against our objectives


Our objectives Our results

Ongoing: As a member of Champions 12.3, accelerate progress towards halving food waste by 2030.

By 2020: Achieve zero waste for disposal in our sites.

By 2020: Make date labels understandable to our consumers to reduce food waste at consumption stage.

We have continued to reduce waste for disposal in our factories.

253 of our factories achieved zero waste for disposal in 2017.

217 office, R&D and distribution centers also reached zero waste for disposal, which makes a total of 470 sites globally.

Reduced waste for disposal per tonne of product by 88% since 2007.