Nestlé supports World Environment Day campaign to avoid food waste

Jun 4, 2013
Nestlé is celebrating the theme of this year’s World Environment Day by participating in the ‘Think.Eat.Save’ campaign to prevent food waste and food loss.

The campaign by the United Nations Environment Programme, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and recycling organisation WRAP, is designed to encourage people to become more aware of the environmental impact of the food choices they make and to empower them to make informed decisions.

According to the FAO, about one third of global food production is either wasted or lost every year. At the same time, one in six people worldwide go to bed hungry and more than 20,000 children under the age of five die daily from hunger.

Nestlé has been helping to avoid food waste ever since its foundation more than 140 years ago by transforming perishable raw materials such as milk, coffee beans and cocoa into safe, value-added food products.

“Over the last ten years we have almost halved the quantity of waste generated per kilo of product manufactured in our factories," said Pascal Gréverath, Nestlé’s Head of Environmental Sustainability.

“We are committed to further reducing food waste along the entire production chain from farm to consumers and beyond, as well as to raising awareness of the fact that the true value of food is often not reflected in its price.”