International Food Waste Coalition publishes food waste measurements and reporting methodology
By: Berta Redondo
From: Europatat (European Potato Trade Association)
The International Food Waste Coalition (IFWC) has published its Food service report 2023, which presents food waste data gathered from IFWC member sites across the European hospitality and food service sectors in 2022. During the past year, the IFWC has also updated its methodology, providing greater clarity on measurement scope and data reporting. IFWC’s reporting methodology is not only aligned with international standards (UNEP and EU) but also provides additional guidance and KPIS to tackle the specificity of both the contract catering and hospitality sectors.
The 2022 data shows encouraging progress in three areas:
- The number of sites measuring and reporting food waste increased by 22% against the previous year, to almost 1,100 sites.
- Waste in the food service sector is now 95 grams per meal, marking an impressive 7% decrease versus 2021. This improvement was mainly driven by the corporate and education sectors, both of which have reduced food waste through the continuation of new service practices initiated during the Covid pandemic.
- IFWC’s new food waste reduction indicator shows a 23% improvement since their efforts began back in 2019.
The next report will be published in early 2024.
For more information, visit https://internationalfoodwastecoalition.org/