Chris Brown appointed co-lead for FReSH Food Loss & Waste Work Stream
Olam’s Vice President for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Chris Brown, has been appointed as co-lead in the FReSH (Food Reform for Sustainability and Health) Food Loss and Waste work stream.
Chris joins Romano Devivo (Syngenta) and Duncan Pollard (Nestlé) as the leads on this project. He stated, “I find it incredible that up to 1/3 of all the food produced globally is lost or wasted from agricultural production through to final consumption. It’s a huge waste of resources such as labour, land, water and energy, and it’s a huge cause of unnecessary environmental impacts such as greenhouse gas emissions and water pollution. As a global agri-business Olam complements Syngenta and Nestle to provide a truly balanced group of co-leads, who along with the broader membership can drive real action on this challenge from farm to fork.”
FReSH (Food Reform for Sustainability and Health) is a partnership between EAT and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) where businesses work together to translate science-based targets into win-win solutions, for people, planet and profit.
The EAT Foundation builds on the work of the EAT Initiative, created by the Stordalen Foundation and Stockholm Resilience Centre in 2013. Together with the Wellcome Trust, they launched the EAT Foundation in March 2016. The EAT foundation’s ambition is to reform the global food system and enable us to feed a growing global population with healthy food from a healthy planet. The three organisations will use their unique experience in health, science, policy and sustainability to convene experts and decision makers who can transform the way we eat.
Cameroon Rice Food Loss & Waste Case Study