Do something sensible, get Wasted
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“10x20x30” is led by IKEA and 10+ of the world’s biggest food retailers and providers. Each of them has committed to engage at least 20 of their suppliers in a “whole supply chain” approach to halving food loss and waste by 2030. Lantmännen Unibake is joining the initiative as one of IKEA's major food suppliers.
The food retailers and providers behind 10x20x30 include AEON, Ahold Delhaize, Carrefour, IKEA Food, Kroger, METRO AG, Migros (Turkey), Pick n Pay, The Savola Group, Sodexo, Tesco, and Walmart. Among them are 6 of the largest food retailers in the world, the world’s 2nd largest food service provider and leading food retailers in regions such as southern Africa, the Middle East, and Japan. Combined, participants operate in more than 80 countries.
“Reducing the more than 1 billion tons of food that’s lost or wasted each year would bring big social, environmental and economic benefits – but bringing these benefits to scale requires action across the entire supply chain,” said Dr. Andrew Steer, President and CEO, World Resources Institute. “I am encouraged to see so many leading food retailers and suppliers committing to bold action. It’s exactly what the world needs to achieve the target of 50% reduction by 2030.”
“Reducing food waste is a strategic sustainability focus area in Unibake. Climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our time and food waste reduction is an important mitigation measure. We know that bakery products are among commonly wasted foods and as a global bakery group, we want to be part of solving the global challenge. Joining the initiative is a big step in the right direction,” says Mari Dunderfelt, Sustainability Lead in Lantmännen Unibake.
Each year, one-third of all food produced in the world is lost or wasted, resulting in significant economic, environmental, and food security impacts. This amount of food loss and waste equals $940 billion in economic losses annually. It is responsible for 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions. And while more than 1 billion tons of food is lost or wasted annually, 1 in 9 people is undernourished.10x20x30 was publicly launched at the 2019 annual food loss and waste summit hosted by Champions 12.3, a voluntary coalition of executives from business, government and civil society committed to raising ambition and motivating action to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Target 12.3. The target calls for a 50% worlwide reduction in food loss and waste by 2030.