DUBLIN — About a third of all the food produced in the world goes to waste each year, representing about 7% of total greenhouse gas emissions. To do its part in addressing this issue, Fyffes has committed to reducing food loss in its own operations by 80% by 2030.
“Our commitment to reducing food loss from our production processes is part of our Sustainability Strategy,” said Caoimhe Buckley, Fyffes’ director of corporate affairs. “We are planning to do this by repurposing our food loss through the development of new applications and uses for our core products, as well as further improving our logistics and planning capabilities.”
To reduce poverty and hunger, Fyffes works with qualified partners around the globe to donate surplus food to people in need, including Philabundance in North America, Global Foodbanking Network in Latin America, FoodShare in the UK and FoodCloud in Ireland.
As part of its efforts to educate people on food waste, Fyffes has partnered with leading UK sustainability charity Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) for their first Food Waste Action Week campaign. Taking place from March 1-7, the aim of the initiative is to raise awareness about food waste and its impact on climate change.
To help customers minimize food waste and stay healthy, Fyffes will be sharing simple and easy-to-follow tips on the company’s social media channels throughout Food Waste Action Week using the hashtag #FoodWasteActionWeek.