FareShare welcomes Tesco’s partnerships with suppliers to tackle food waste

20 September 2017

A Tesco staff member gives a box of surplus veg to a manTesco 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.”

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“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”