Global food waste standard launched


The Food Loss and Waste (FLW) standard has been officially launched at the Global Green Growth Forum in Denmark by partners including the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, WRAP, the World Resources Institute and the Consumer Goods Forum.

Originally established in 2013, the standard looks to encourage consistency and transparency in quantifying and reporting food waste issues to reap economic benefits, enhance food security, improve natural resource efficiency and reduce environmental impacts.

“This standard is a major breakthrough for companies and governments looking to reduce food loss and waste,” said Andrew Steer, WRI’s president.

“For the first time, armed with this standard, countries and companies will be able to quantify how much food is lost and wasted, where it occurs, and report on it in a highly credible and consistent manner.” he added.