AUSTRALIAN FOOD PACT

Some of Australia’s biggest food businesses have already signed up to help tackle our $36.6 billion food waste challenge.

The Australian Food Pact represents a major step towards our country reaching its food waste reduction goals.

Can your organisation help?

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Australian Food Pact Launch

The Australian Food Pact was launched at a virtual event on Thursday 21 October, 2021. Read our media release for more details.

Federal Environment Minister the Hon. Sussan Ley MP launched the pact, while Assistant Minister for Waste Reduction and Environmental Management the Hon. Trevor Evans MP also spoke. Read their joint media release.

Other speakers included:

  • SFWA Chief Operating Officer Mark Barthel
  • Simplot Australia Managing Director Graham Dugdale
  • Woolworths 360 Managing Director Laurie Kozlovic
  • Goodman Fielder (Australia) Joint Managing Director Kinda Grange

What is the Australian Food Pact?

A voluntary agreement brings together organisations in pre-competitive collaboration to make our food system more sustainable, resilient, and circular.

It’s a multi-year commitment by the businesses who grow, make and sell our food to develop solutions and implement change at scale.

 Voluntary agreements are a proven way of tackling food waste, they follow the food waste hierarchy – preventing food waste in the first place, donating good food, and supporting food chain transformation and innovation. 

Why join the Australian Food Pact?

Australian family maintaining their produce on the farm

Instead of regulation, the Australian Food Pact is a voluntary agreement that follows a proven international way of reducing food waste, focusing on prevention, reuse (donation), and food chain transformation and innovation.

How will it help your business?

TACKLE FOOD WASTE

IMPROVE PROFITABILITY

RESPOND TO SUPPLY CHAIN RISKS AND OPPORTUNITIES

PROVIDE INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS

BE MORE COMPETITIVE

PROVIDE QUALITY PRODUCTS WITH LOWER ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

Commit to halving Australia's food waste by 2030

Voluntary agreements like the Australian Food Pact have been proven internationally to be effective in helping meet similar targets.

Tailored plans achieve your food waste goals

Stop Food Waste Australia will work with participating organisations to develop tailored plans which help them achieve their food waste goals.

Send stakeholders a powerful message

Show that your organisation understands its social responsibilities to your peer organisations, consumers, employees and investors.

How can we join the Australian Food Pact?

Contact our team to discuss how your business can benefit by joining the Australian Food Pact.


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