Tesco CEO Dave Lewis chairs a coalition of leaders from government, business, research and civil society. This group, Champions 12.3, is dedicated to accelerating progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Target 12.3.
In September 2015 a set of 17 aspirational Sustainable Development Goals with 169 targets were adopted by the UN General Assembly.
Target 3 of SDG 12 is to halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains losses by 2030.
Last September saw Dave Lewis speak at the 12.3 Champions meeting in New York. He announced partnership agreements with 24 of its largest food suppliers who will adopt the Sustainable Development Goal to halve food waste by 2030
In support of this, we are calling on the wider industry to:
Commit to reduce food waste and set targets – we have set clear timelines to redistribute food surplus in our own operations.