Canada’s National Zero Waste Council and Provision Coalition have recognized the commitment made by eight leading Canadian food companies to prevent and reduce food waste.
The eight companies – Kraft Heinz Canada, Loblaw, Maple Leaf Foods, Metro, Save-On-Foods, Sobeys, Unilever Canada and Walmart Canada – have pledged to reduce food waste in their own operations by 50 per cent by 2025.
The companies will measure individual progress using the globally recognized Food Loss and Waste Accounting and Reporting Standard. Each will report annually on the progress it has made.
The food waste commitment is aligned with the National Zero Waste Council’s A Food Loss and Waste Strategy for Canada.
The National Zero Waste Council and Provision Coalition have been selected as key collaborators in this endeavour due to their leadership on food loss and waste, providing resources and support ranging from the consumer-facing Love Food Hate Waste Canada campaign, to an award winning Food Loss and Waste Platform that helps business leaders identify and realize significant reductions in waste.
The National Zero Waste Council is a leadership initiative founded and supported by Metro Vancouver that brings together governments, businesses and non-government organizations to advance waste prevention in Canada. Provision Coalition is a food industry advisory service that helps manufacturers increase revenues, reduce costs and build their brand.