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Fresh Del Monte Reduces Food Waste

Specialty Food Association

Fresh Del Monte revealed that its overall food waste was reduced by 13 percent last year in its 2021 Sustainability Report released Wednesday. The report was announced in alignment with the Sustainable Accounting Standards Board within agricultural products for the food and beverage industry.

The company continues to work toward its goal to reduce food waste by 50 percent by 2030.

As Del Monte shifts toward becoming an agritech business, it has implemented technology solutions and practices across its organization to become more efficient and sustainable, shaping the future of agriculture, according to the company.

Strides have also been made since the company’s targets were approved by the Science Based Targets initiative, including the reduction of Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 22 percent compared with a 2019 baseline, 5.5 percentage points below its 2030 goal.

“Our strengths lie in creating sustainability programs with a holistic approach to conserve the full ecosystem, which is vital for both the success of our business and the planet,” said Hans Sauter, chief sustainability officer, and SVP of R&D and agricultural services, in a statement. “As our efforts continue to evolve, we are proud of the transformative steps taken, including our commitment to the Science Based Target initiative, to continue making a positive impact on our society, communities, and the environment. A lot remains to be done, and that is why we are partnering with other organizations and calling on our vendors and customers to join us in transforming our food system.”

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