The CSR Minute: New Partnership Formed to Transform Global Food Systems

Jan 23, 2017 5:00 AM ET

New Partnership Formed to Transform Global Food Systems

More than two dozen global companies have announced a new partnership to make change in global food systems. The new association is called FreSH: the Food Reform for Sustainability and Health program. Its mission is to be “a platform for the private sector to achieve this transformation in a safe and pre-competitive space.”

The new initiative will focus on developing guidelines for healthy and sustainable diets, re-orienting food consumption, improving food sourcing and reducing waste, and working to measure, report on, and communicate about progress. Solutions for these areas will be applied across the entire value spectrum of food, from production to supply chain and consumption.

FreSH’s ultimate goal is to support healthy, enjoyable diets for all, produced responsibly. The new partnership is a joint project of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, the EAT Foundation, and Environmental Resources Management. I’m John Howell for 3BL Media.