The coronavirus outbreak is first and foremost a human tragedy, affecting hundreds of thousands of people. It is also having a growing impact on the global economy. The ongoing virus outbreak is having a major impact on the Swedish economy and many people have become, or risk becoming, unemployed.
Nestlé and The Red Cross enters into global cooperation against Corona
Nestlé enters into a collaboration with the International Red Cross and the Red Crescent (IFRC) following the organization’s emergency call for extra support against Corona (Covid-19). The collaboration takes place both internationally and locally in Sweden.
- IFRC is a strong and trusted global partner to Nestlé, with unparalleled expertise in crisis support and assistance in epidemics.
- The Red Cross and Nestlé were both founded over 100 years ago.
Initially, they will work together in four ways to provide support during the crisis:
- Donate food, nutritional products and bottled water to those most affected by the pandemic.
- Assist with available logistics capacity from our own operations to support IFRC’s needs in different countries.
Orkla agrees with national agreement to reduce food waste
- Every year, over 1.3 million tonnes of food waste is generated in Sweden.
This corresponds to an average of 133 kilos per person.
- An agreement will be launched between players in the food industry who will work together to reduce food waste.
- The initiative will contribute to the UN Sustainability Goal 12.3, which is to halve global food waste by 2030 and reduce losses throughout the chain.
- This is a chance for the companies to show that they are actively working to reduce food waste. Through the measurements, they get to see how much food waste their businesses generate and can work with improvements.
- Those who have joined the agreement are Orkla Foods Sweden, Arla Foods, Martin and Servera, Menigo, Sodexo, Visita, Food companies, Compass group AB, Norrmejerier, Coor, Linas Matkasse, Swedish meat companies, Potato growers and LRF.
- Participants also do Statistics Sweden, the National Food Agency, the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, the Swedish Agricultural Agency and the Ministry of Industry. More members are also welcome to join.