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200 major food companies, including Walmart and Kroger, have committed to a new initiative called 10x20x30, an effort to reduce food waste by half by 2030.

Each company has engaged suppliers to help reduce food waste and loss in the process.  The companies are each responsible for publishing their targets and results. “The environmental, business and moral case for tackling food waste is undeniable. We need more companies to target, measure and act on food waste and publish their data if the world is to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 12.3,” said Dave Lewis, Chair of Champions 12.3 and Group Chief Executive of Tesco. “The good news is action is replacing talk. 10x20x30 is a great example of how companies are working in partnership with food suppliers to tackle this issue from farm to fork and I now urge others to follow their example.” Sustainable Development Goal  12.3 is one of the United Nation’s goals and the action is to reduce food waste by 50% by 2030.

The companies responsible for 10x20x30 are AEON, Ahold Delhaize, Carrefour, IKEA Food, Kroger, METRO AG, Migros (Turkey), Pick n Pay, The Savola Group, Sodexo, Tesco, and Walmart. According to a press release put out by Champions 12.3, “a voluntary coalition of executives from business, government and civil society dedicated to achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Target 12.3,” a third of food produced in the world is lost or wasted. This contributes to significant economic losses, greenhouse gas emissions, and food insecurity.

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