UK food industry roadmap to halve food waste backed by 2 Sisters

26 September 2018

  • 2 Sisters Food Group will join businesses to drive down UK’s annual £20 billion food waste bill
  • Taking a ‘farm to fork’ approach to commit to Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Business will ‘Target-Measure-Act’ and report on food waste by September 2019

2 Sisters Food Group have committed to the Food Waste Reduction Roadmap developed with IGD and WRAP to further reduce the UK’s food waste problem.

The Roadmap encompasses the entire supply chain from field to fork. As a business 2 Sisters is addressing food waste in operations, supporting suppliers and engaging with consumers to help reduce their food waste.

2 Sisters will be adopting a ‘Target, Measure, Act’ framework to achieve national policy objectives and targets on food waste reduction. This aligns behind the UN Sustainable Development Goal of slashing food waste across UK operations by 50% by 2030. To support this 2 Sisters will be publishing waste figures to ensure transparency and share successes and lessons learned.

The business will focus on preventing food surplus and waste being generated in the first place, redistributing surplus food that does arise and diverting surplus into animal feed and high value biomaterial processing.

Andrew Nicholson, Sustainability Manager, 2SFG said: 2 Sisters have been championing sustainable food production for many years. Following the launch of the 2SFG Feeding our Future sustainability plan back in 2015 we have been working with our customers to reduce food waste across our business.

“We are proud of the work we have already done in this area as a friend of Champions 12.3. and are delighted to say that 2 Sisters is an early adopter of the Food Waste Reduction Roadmap.

“Reducing food waste is vital to the health and longevity of the human race and the protection of our planets dwindling resources. It is not a choice but a prerequisite to the future of food manufacturing.”

Joanne Denney-Finch, Chief Executive of IGD said: The Food Waste Reduction Roadmap presents a huge opportunity for every business within the UK food and grocery industry to provide reassurance for shoppers. UK shoppers see industry food waste at the top of their priorities and by working together with the total food chain, we’re delighted to have secured a world first, with the UK leading the way in this important area.”

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