Nearly 200 food suppliers, including some of the largest producers in the world, have pledged to cut their food waste in half by 2030.
The companies, which make such products as Rice Krispies cereal, Hellmann’s mayonnaise and Spam, have joined the 10x20x30 initiative, a global effort to slash the staggering amount of food that is discarded every year, the World Resources Institute, which supports the program, announced Wednesday. The big food makers — a list that includes Unilever, PepsiCo and Nestle Global — join some of the world’s largest food retailers, who last year signed on to the campaign.
The companies will make annual reports about their food loss and waste and will be encouraged to share the information on the Food Waste Atlas, a searchable website. But how they meet their targets will vary, an institute representative says.
Deanna Bratter, the head of sustainable development for Danone North America,