Reducing Food Waste Together

The aim of the Dialogue Forum was to work with wholesalers and retailers in Germany to monitor food waste in their area of responsibility and reduce it through effective measures. As part of a declaration of participation, the companies recorded meaningful data to cooperate with social institutions for redistribution and to implement further reduction measures of their own choosing in their markets and at the interface to upstream and downstream areas. These successes are to be consolidated by means of a voluntary agreement. A two-page document summarises the core recommendations of the Dialogue Forum to practitioners. Experience has shown that the following factors are relevant for an effective food waste reduction: collaboration, opportunities for exchange, trust, reliability, transparency, and institutional accompaniment.

Please download the complete document (in German).