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 tackling food waste, focusing on prevention, reduce (donation), and food chain transformation and innovation.

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Powerful partnerships along farm-to-fork supply chain

Powerful partnerships along farm-to-fork supply chain to reduce food waste

Primary production

Powerful partnerships along farm-to-fork supply chain to reduce food waste

Processing and manufacturing

Powerful partnerships along farm-to-fork supply chain to to reduce food waste

Wholesale

Powerful partnerships along farm-to-fork supply chain

Retail

Powerful partnerships along farm-to-fork supply chain to reduce food waste

Hospitality

Powerful partnerships along farm-to-fork supply chain to reduce food waste

Institutions

Powerful partnerships along farm-to-fork supply chain to reduce food waste

Households

What is the Australian Food Pact?

It is an ambitious voluntary agreement that brings together a broad range of organisations in a new pre-competitive collaboration to make our food system more sustainable, resilient, and circular. 

At its heart is a multi-year commitment to identify priorities, develop solutions and implement change at scale – in signatories, across their value chains, via new partnerships and collaborations, and by spreading good practice across Australia.

Why sign up?

Signatories to the Australian Food Pact will benefit from some or all of the following
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Improved performance through clear targets, consistent measurement and collective reporting
2
Operational improvements and financial savings through ground-breaking collaborative projects
3
Access the latest insights on consumer behaviour change and activities to boost consumer and business engagement
4
Early access to new tools and resources
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Early access to new tools and resources
5
Networking opportunities
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Working in partnership with the Australian and state governments
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Enhanced reputation
1
Improved performance through clear targets, consistent measurement and collective reporting
2
Operational improvements and financial savings through ground-breaking collaborative projects
3
Access the latest insights on consumer behaviour change and activities to boost consumer and business engagement
4
Early access to new tools and resources
5
Networking opportunities
6
Working in partnership with the Australian and state governments
7
Enhanced reputation

What will you sign up for?

This commitment until 2030 is as much ours as it is yours. Our technical specialists will work with you and your value chain partners to identify opportunities to produce more sustainable products with less resource. 

Four programs of work that drive sustainability, circularity, value creation and resilience:


1
Embed new criteria into design, buying and sourcing
2
Optimise the whole supply chain to produce more with less
3
Find innovative ways to make the best use of waste with surplus food
4
Influence consumer and business behaviours to reduce food waste

An essential part of halving Australia’s food waste is changing how we all value food in our households. Therefore, Australian Food Pact signatories will commit to working in partnership with governments and not for profits to help consumers to make the most of the food they buy. 


Are you ready for this?

If your answer is yes, get ready for the Australian Food Pact’s official launch in July 2021. We will be releasing the details in the coming months however if you want to know more now, then please contact our team:

 

Claire Kneller - Head of VCP Stop Food Waste Australia

Head of Voluntary Agreements
Sam Oakden - VC Manager Stop Food Waste Australia

Voluntary Agreement Manager

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