Too Good To Go Named UN SDG Champion For 2024-25

By Sarah O'Sullivan
Too Good To Go Named UN SDG Champion For 2024-25

Too Good To Go has announced its selection as a United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Champion for the 2024-25 programme.

Minister Eamon Ryan hosted the event at the Camden Court Hotel, in Dublin, on Wednesday.

Representatives from the 20 appointed Champion organisations attended the event.

The SDG Champions Programme, spearheaded by the Irish government, is a testament to the early and proactive steps taken to create a more sustainable country on a national level.

The organisation recognised Too Good To Go, the leading marketplace for surplus food, for its efforts to date and its call for further action, as well as its collaboration aligning closely with SDG 12.3: halving food waste by 2030.


Too Good To Go also agreed to become a signatory of the EPA’s Irish Food Waste Charter at an event earlier this week.

Too Good To Go is a certified B Corp social-impact company that connects users on an app with partners to rescue unsold food from going to waste.

The company will integrate SDG principles into its core operations with the support of the SDG Champions network.

This will involve continuous engagement with stakeholders, promoting awareness through marketing and events, and fostering collaborations that amplify the impact of food waste reduction initiatives.

The United Nations adopted the SDGs – also known as Global Goals – in 2015, as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that, by 2030, all people can enjoy peace and prosperity.


‘Empowering Everyone To Cut Food Waste’

Speaking at the SDG event, the sales manager for Too Good To Go, Machaela O’Leary, said, “We’re so honoured to be an SDG Champion this year.

“Our mission is to reduce food waste, and we do this via our marketplace app, which connects people with local businesses that have unsold food.

“It’s staggering to think that 40% of all food is wasted – and that’s about 80,000 meals every second!

“That’s why we’re dedicated to inspiring and empowering everyone to cut food waste, in line with SDG 12.3’s goal to halve food waste by 2030.”

Announcing the appointments, Minister Ryan said, “The world is currently off track to achieve the SDGs, and accelerated action is needed.


“However, in this decade of action for the SDGs, Ireland is determined to play a leading role in delivering on the goals – locally, nationally and internationally.

“Over 90 organisations applied to take part in the programme this year, demonstrating the growing commitment of Irish society to live up to and promote the goals which have at their heart equality, access to basic rights, like clean water, clean energy, food and shelter for all, and climate justice.”

Read More: Too Good To Go Rescues 1m Bags Of Food From Being Wasted In Ireland

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