Implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) on food waste and an EU food waste reduction target, aligned with the SDG target of 50% reduction by 2030, throughout the food supply chain
Development of a common EU food waste measurement methodology aligned with the global Food Loss and Waste Protocol in order to make an important contribution to the global UN SDG food waste commitment
Establishment of a Food Waste Hierarchy: Under the umbrella of its food waste prevention campaign ‘Every Crumb Counts’, FoodDrinkEurope together with stakeholders across the food supply chain proposed a food waste hierarchy
A food waste definition that engages the whole food supply chain and focuses on prevention of food intended for human consumption from going to waste by maximising the value of raw materials and by allowing more materials to remain products or to be classified as by-products
Facilitation and awareness raising of food donations, as a means of redistributing food surpluses, when those occur, to help people in need. The European Federation of Food Banks and FoodDrinkEurope, with the support of EuroCommerce, launched practical food donations guidelines to this end, ‘Every Meal Matters'