Kai Commitment is a voluntary agreement among leading food sector businesses designed to reduce food waste, and emissions from food waste, across Aotearoa’s food supply chain.
Kai Commitment’s is focused on bringing the world’s best practice in food waste prevention and reduction to the food industry.
Launching in November 2022, this is an initiative of the New Zealand Food Waste Champions 12.3 and is supported by the Ministry for the Environment.
Globally, an estimated 40% (2.5 billion tonnes) of all food produced for human consumption is wasted from farm to fork each year. Voluntary agreements have proven to reduce food waste and business costs internationally and have been identified in New Zealand's Emissions Reduction Plan as a key action to impact climate change.
Launching with founding signatories; Countdown, Goodman Fielder, Fonterra Brands NZ and Silver Fern Farms, Kai Commitment is here to support businesses like yours to;
- Set a target to reduce food waste and measure your progress, supported by global best practice
- Have the opportunity to identify cost savings and new revenue streams
- Collaborate across the supply chain on shared food waste challenges
- Showcase leadership and success, including through collective reporting
Aotearoa New Zealand is ready for a more sustainable food system, your business can be a part of that from the beginning.
Before we launch, your organisation is invited to find out more about this initiative and whether it aligns to your sustainability priorities. The option to join before launch and demonstrate your leadership on food waste is available.