FareShare welcomes Tesco’s partnerships with suppliers to tackle food waste
20th September 2017
20th September 2017
Tesco has today announced partnership agreements with 24 of its largest food suppliers — who have agreed to adopt the Sustainable Development Goal to halve food waste by 2030.
The suppliers will publish food waste data for their own operations within 12 months, as well as committing to reduce food waste in their supply chain and make it easier for consumers to reduce waste in their homes.
Responding to the announcement, Lindsay Boswell, FareShare CEO said: “We know that what can’t be measured can’t be managed, and the fact remains that when Tesco began to measure their own food waste the amount of edible, in-date food they were able to divert to charity increased by a staggering 150%. What more evidence do you need that measurement works? We’re absolutely delighted that Tesco’s 24 biggest suppliers have committed to measure their food waste as well.
“This is a huge win for transparency and will make a big difference to the thousands of charities who rely on good quality surplus food from the industry every week to feed some of the most vulnerable people in our communities. We hope that more companies will take up the challenge and make tackling food waste part of their everyday operations and practices.”
“This is a huge win for transparency and will make a big difference to the thousands of charities who rely on good quality surplus food from the industry every week to feed some of the most vulnerable people in our community”
15th March 2018
Resource magazine has ranked FareShare UK Chief Executive Lindsay Boswell as the 7th most influential person in waste and resources industry for 2018.
14th March 2018
Over the last five years FareShare has been delighted to have the generous support of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. This has helped us to work with more food companies to significantly increase the amount of healthy fresh fruit and vegetables we provide to charities and community organisations.
13th March 2018
Meet FareShare London’s new Warehouse Shift Coordinator