Tesco work to tackle food waste in stores wins Responsible Business Award

5 Jul 2017

Tesco won the Building Stronger Communities award at the Business in the Community Responsible Business Awards 2017.

The award recognises our efforts to tackle food waste in our stores with our surplus food redistribution scheme, Community Food Connection. Judges said: Your organisation is a powerful example of the difference business can make to address some of society’s biggest issues. You should feel incredibly proud of this achievement and for being an inspiring example other business can learn from.

Community Food Connection, delivered in partnership with surplus redistribution charity FareShare, has now donated over 10 million meals worth of surplus food to over 5,400 local charities and community groups. The programme is currently live in over 1,700 stores and will be in all Tesco stores by the end of this year.

At Tesco, we have no time for waste. We have made a commitment that no food that is safe for human consumption will go to waste from our UK retail operations by the end of 2017. For more information on how we are reducing food waste from farm to fork click here.

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