Solvay and 25 leading global companies join a new FReSH partnership to transform global food systems
At the 2017 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Solvay and 25 leading global companies announced their collaborative commitment to accelerating transformational change in global food systems.
The companies have joined together to launch FReSH-the Food Reform for Sustainability and Health program- under the leadership of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the EAT Foundation (EAT).
FReSH is a platform for the private sector to achieve this transformation in a safe and pre-competitive space. In cooperation with science, academia, policy-makers and civil society, FReSH will catalyze change across the food systems, taking into account local eating patterns, by focusing on the following work streams:
- Developing guidelines on healthy and sustainable diets taking into account social and environmental considerations;
- Food production adjustment, including formulation and offering to help achieve healthy and sustainable diets;
- Food consumption reorientation to strengthen demand for healthy and sustainable diets;
- Improvement of food sourcing and reduction of food loss and waste
- Measurement, reporting and communicating progress
To achieve this ambitious goal, FReSH has brought business and science to work together. It draws on knowledge and efforts from premier research institutions, and is working with the business community to develop successful, high-impact solutions.
The following companies are taking the lead: