WASHINGTON (February 23, 2017) – One-third of all food produced in the world is never eaten, which has tremendous economic, social and environmental consequences. Now, first-of-its-kind analysis from Champions 12.3 finds enormous returns on investment from curbing food loss and waste.

Looking at figures from 700 companies in 17 countries as well as country- and city-level data from the United Kingdom and six London boroughs, companies, consumers and governments saved billions of dollars and millions of tons of food by acting to cut food loss and waste.


Press call previewing new report, The Business Case for Reducing Food Loss and Waste


  • Dave Lewis, Group Chief Executive of Tesco and Chair of Champions 12.3

  • Ted Monk, Vice President of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility, Sodexo North America

  • Diane Holdorf, Chief Sustainability Officer and Vice President, Kellogg Company

  • Liz Goodwin, Senior Fellow and Director, Food Loss and Waste at WRI, and new Chair of the London Waste and Recycling Action Board

  • Marcus Gover, Chief Executive of WRAP


Wednesday, March 1 at 10:30 am ET / 15:30 GMT / 16:30 CET


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UK: 44-20-7108-6248 (toll) or 0800-279-3953 (toll free)

Verbal pass code: “CHAMPIONS”

(Other international numbers on request)


Jillian Holzer, World Resources Institute, jholzer@wri.org, +1 202-729-7754

Ally Friedman, World Resources Institute, ally.friedman@wri.org, +1 202-729-7719