Supply chain – A whole chain approach
We know that the greater proportion of food waste is generated in our supply chain rather than our stores. Led by WRAP and the IGD (Institute of Grocery Distribution), we are among the retailers joining food manufacturers and food service businesses to launch the Food Waste Reduction Roadmap. With a commitment to reduce food waste by 50% by 2030 (in line with SDG 12.3), we are playing our part in stores, but more importantly, with our key suppliers, to do the same.
As part of this we conduct Whole Chain Food Waste programmes to identify food surplus and waste ‘hotspots’, upstream and downstream, in the value chain, complete a root cause analysis, review findings, and prioritise solutions to trial.
This approach supports suppliers, to identify and reduce their own food waste to improve efficiency of resources and facilitate potential cost savings.
Why are we using this approach?
- Critically analyses each stage of the value chain
- Highlights interrelated stages in chain
- Collaborative approach
- Experienced previous success