In Europe the hospitality and food service industry (HaFS) is highly fragmented, made up of multiple sectors and sub-sectors. But real change can only be achieved by actively engaging with the entire value chain, from farm to ork.
This makes a coordinated effort to reduce food loss and waste extremely challenging. But as the global Covid-19 pandemic has taught us, collaboration and collective action is essential if we are to build a sustainable global food system.
Beyond its impact within our own sector, the Voluntary Agreement will ultimately support systemic solutions that address sustainable food challenges.
- 2021 reporting
- member action required
- IFWC hands on support
The Voluntary Agreement roadmap sets out the objectives and milestones for the next 5 years across the value chain, from farm to fork.
“We’ve launched the IFWC Voluntary Agreement, an exciting new initiative that will help the HaFS sector work together towards an ambitious but realistic target for food loss and waste reduction.”
Working TogetherWe continue to work closely with a number of organisations including WRAP and WWF to ensure that implementation of the Voluntary Agreement benefits from international expertise. By signing up to the Voluntary Agreement you will play a central role in shaping a better future for our industry.
The Agreement will be funded through IFWC membership fees and public grants and as a not for profit organisation all money raised goes directly to targeting and tackling food loss and waste, globally.