According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), dramatic reductions to carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions are essential to avoid reaching a global warming tipping point—and eliminating wasted food is one of our biggest opportunities to do that.
Food waste happens in every segment of the supply chain, so we all have a role to play in limiting it. With intentional action, focused innovation, and purpose-built technology we can all take steps to dramatically prevent future harm to the planet.
Agriculture creates 16% of food waste, with more than three-quarters of it from unharvested crops.
Manufacturing accounts for just 2% of annual food waste and nearly 90% comes from dairy and eggs.
Retailers create 40% of food waste and more than two-thirds comes from fresh categories.
Households create the most food waste overall (43%), wasting one-quarter of their annual grocery budget.
Food in landfills is the largest component (22%) of municipal solid waste. As it decomposes, food produces methane, a greenhouse gas (GHG) that warms the planet up to 86x faster than carbon dioxide.
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Our Fresh Operating System makes it easy for store teams to place accurate orders that prevent waste and keep shelves stocked with the fresh foods we all love and need. And for grocery retailers, that means bigger profits and transformative progress toward sustainability goals.
That’s like keeping 6.6 million bananas out of the trash
That’s like eliminating 5,091 flights from San Francisco to New York
That’s enough to fill 1.12 billion 16-oz. bottles
To eliminate food waste and make fresh food accessible to all.
A world where everyone has the food they need and none of it goes to waste.
We make candor, honesty, kindness, and proactivity part of everything we do.
We foster an environment where everyone gets to do their best work while solving one of the biggest challenges we face globally.
Our work has a ripple effect that makes a much bigger impact on our planet than any of us could as individuals. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to be part of a market-leading company that’s on track to prevent 300 million pounds of food waste by the end of 2022.