BWG Group CEO Leo Crawford, along with the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten has signed the Food Waste Forum Charter as part of the Retail Action Group for Food Waste.
Minister Naughten noted that, “By being part of the Retail Action Group, BWG Group has signalled its commitment to address food waste across its business. I hope their example will inspire others to take action”.
This charter sees BWG 'commit to the reduction of food waste through the redistribution of surplus food'.
According to Leo Crawford: “In signing this Food Waste Charter, we are committing to reducing food waste in the Irish retail sector and in turn building an awareness and understanding of food waste and its issues as well as promoting innovative food waste prevention solutions.”
The Retail Action Group for Food Waste will work together to gather and share reliable and accurate food waste information, to identify areas for improvement, to measure progress and also to work towards a common methodology to report on Food Waste data in the sector.
The pledge is part of the Retail Action Group on Food Waste established by the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment to accelerate progress towards meeting targets set by the UN as part of their Sustainable Development Goals, which seeks to halve per capita food waste and reduce food losses by 2030.
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