Tesco Ireland has today (26 January) announced that it has signed the Government’s Food Waste Charter.
In a statement, the retailer outlined that food waste charter commits Tesco to working alongside other Irish retailers towards a common and long-term approach to tackling food waste in the sector.
Speaking at the signing of the charter, Andrew Yaxley, CEO of Tesco Ireland commented: “At Tesco, we’re committed to ensuring that no food that’s safe for human consumption will go to waste from our stores by 2020."
Tesco Ireland was the first national retailer to launch a surplus food donations programme in 2014 with FoodCloud.
To date Tesco has reportedly redistributed over 4.5 million meals to over 275 community groups across the country.
Every week Tesco stores donate on average the equivalent of over 41,000 meals.
"Transparency and measurement are essential for identifying food waste hotspots, and in turn tackling the causes of food waste." Yaxley said.
"While we have made progress in tackling food waste, there is still much more we can do as an industry.”
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