Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt (November 16, 2022) – Timed with COP27, the new ‘123 Pledge’ kicked off to accelerate action to reduce food loss and waste worldwide. The Pledge challenges governments, businesses, chefs and other important actors in the food system to commit to concrete steps that will make reducing food loss and waste a part of their action agendas on greenhouse gas emissions.
RELEASE: New ‘123 Pledge’ Set to Mobilize Global Action on Food Loss and Waste as Key Climate Strategy
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Despite Momentum, Report Finds Many Lag Behind and More Action Needed on Food Losses
Monday, September 27, 2021
Champions 12.3 announced it will host a new ‘Assembly’ to convene national governments and businesses to dramatically expand global action toward halving food loss and waste by 2030.
RELEASE: World’s Leading Food Retailers and Providers Engage Nearly 200 Suppliers in Cutting Food Loss and Waste in Half
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
A group of the world’s largest food retailers and providers announced that nearly 200 of their major suppliers have committed to root out food loss and waste from the supply chain. The 10+ food retailers and providers lead the groundbreaking “10x20x30” initiative, with each having engaged at least 20 suppliers to halve food loss and waste by 2030.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Leaders from across the food system today gathered in New York to announce landmark developments toward halving food loss and waste by 2030, in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Target 12.3 to “halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses.”
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Several of the world’s largest food retailers and providers have signed on to a new initiative to engage their supply chains in the fight against food loss and waste. Called “10x20x30,” the initiative brings together 10 of the world’s biggest food retailers and providers to each engage with 20 of their priority suppliers to aim to halve rates of food loss and waste by 2030.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
New research on behalf of Champions 12.3 finds there is a compelling business case for restaurants to reduce the amount of food they throw away. For every $1 restaurants invested in programs to reduce kitchen food waste, on average they saved $7 in operating costs.
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
At the United Nations General Assembly in 2015, countries committed to Sustainable Development Goal Target 12.3, calling for the world to cut food loss and waste in half by 2030. Now three years on, a group of sustainable food champions from around the world are tracking progress toward this fast-approaching target – and finding that the private sector has seized the opportunity to tackle food loss and waste.
Monday, June 25, 2018
New research on behalf of Champions 12.3 finds there is a compelling business case for food service operators serving hospitals, schools, sports arenas and other facilities to reduce food waste. The Business Case for Reducing Food Loss and Waste: Catering shows that for every $1 caterers invested in programs to curb food waste, they saved more than $6 in operating costs.
Thursday, April 5, 2018
New research on behalf of Champions 12.3 finds there is a compelling business case for hotels to reduce the amount of food they throw away. For every $1 hotels invested in programs to reduce kitchen food waste, on average they saved $7 in operating costs.
Friday, March 23, 2018
The Netherlands is aiming to be one of the first countries in the world to cut food waste in half, and now the country has a new national program, United Against Food Waste, to put it on a path to success. The initiative was announced Tuesday by the Taskforce Circular Economy in Food, a group made up of companies, research institutes, civil society organizations and the government.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) – a network of 400 of the biggest consumer goods companies across 70 countries – along with Champions 12.3 has approved a Call to Action to standardize food date labels worldwide by 2020.
RELEASE: Michael La Cour and Selina Juul Join Champions 12.3, Coalition to Reduce Food Loss and Waste
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Adding to its powerhouse ranks, Champions 12.3 – the coalition of nearly 40 CEOs, ministers and other leaders committed to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals Target 12.3 on food loss and waste – announces new members Michael La Cour and Selina Juul.
Monday, March 6, 2017
One-third of all food produced in the world is never eaten, which has tremendous economic, social and environmental consequences. New research on behalf of Champions 12.3 finds that for every $1 companies invested to reduce food loss and waste, they saved $14 in operating costs. The report finds that household savings could be much greater.
RELEASE: The Consumer Goods Forum Joins Champions 12.3 Coalition to Mobilize Progress to Halve Food Waste
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has agreed to join Champions 12.3, a coalition of leaders from governments, businesses, farmer groups, and civil society organisations dedicated to inspire ambition, mobilise action, and accelerate progress toward achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Target 12.3 by 2030.