Addressing the challenges of quantifying food loss and waste.
The Food Loss & Waste Protocol (FLW Protocol) is a multi-stakeholder effort to develop the global standard for quantifying loss and waste of food, as well as associated inedible parts. It will enable countries, companies and other organizations to estimate in a credible, practical and consistent manner how much food is lost and wasted and identify where the loss and waste occur.
The vision of the FLW Protocol is that wide use of the measurement standards will empower the world to minimize food loss and waste, thereby enhancing food security, economic growth, and environmental health. Development of the FLW Protocol is being coordinated by the World Resources Institute (WRI) in conjunction with the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), FAO, FUSIONS, UNEP, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), and WRAP.