During the UN Climate Week, world leaders met on September 25th in New York to review progress achieved over the 2030 Agenda.
During the annual 12.3 Champions meeting, Costa presented the 4GOODFOOD project and shared the main results on the reduction of food waste by 50% by 2020. The business model of Costa is oriented towards the sustainable development of the company which is committed to actively contribute to the conservation of resources for future generations.
In September 2015, the United Nations adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to ensure sustainable consumption and production models. The target 12.3 on responsible consumption calls for halving global food waste in terms of retail and consumer consumption and reducing food losses along production and supply chains by 2030. Champions 12.3 was born from this objective and is aimed at creating the conditions to satisfy it. At the center of the engagement and awareness project as always the business world and the Champions 12.3 coalition that catalyzes the commitment of the biggest players at a global level.
During the event at the Project Farmhouse in New York, Liz Goodwin, Senior Fellow and Director, Food Loss and Waste of the World Resource Institute, led the discussion by introducing global challenges for food waste reduction, as well as progress in last year by international organizations and companies. Every year, we see more and more companies committed to reducing food waste and positive results. Therefore, having been named Friends of Champions represents a very important milestone among the leading companies.
The progress report, in which the Costa case study is also mentioned, is available at this link
At the meeting, in the presence of Josefa Leonel Correia Sacko, Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, the African Union Commission, and Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Stefania Lallai contributed to the discussion focused on the corporate role in encouraging the reduction of food waste. Other speakers were Selina Jull, Chairman of the Board and Founder of Stop Wasting Food, and Michael LaCour, Managing Director of IKEA Food Services.