Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis has announced partnerships with 24 of its biggest food suppliers to adopt the Sustainable Development Goal and halve food waste by 2030.
Suppliers will publish food waste data for their own operations within a year, committing to the necessary steps to reduce food waste in their supply chain and to make it easier for consumers to reduce waste.
The Tesco chief executive said: ““Great progress has been made, but the reality is that we need many more companies, countries or cities committing to halve food waste by 2030, measuring and publishing their data and acting on that insight to tackle food waste.”
Tesco has already published data from Germany, Poland and Hungary, as well as other countries worldwide.
This action builds on Tesco’s dedication to clarify food waste data and use this information to decrease food waste in its operations.
Food waste campaigner Tristram Stuart said: “This commitment to ensure that supply chain waste is measured and reported makes Tesco the world-leading supermarket on transparent food waste reporting, and represents a significant step towards meeting the global goal to halve food waste by 2030.”
The suppliers involved in the agreement are: Yeo Valley, Gomez, Branston, Greencore, Icelandic Seachill, AMT, DPS, Kepak Meat Division, G’s, Allied Bakeries, Moy Park, Richard Hochfeld, Ornua, Cranswick, Samworths, 2SFG, Hilton, Espersen, Greenyard Frozen, Müller Milk & Ingredients, Kerry Foods, Bakkavor, Froneri, Noble.