Quantifying and reporting on food loss and waste can feel overwhelming. What should be measured and how do you measure it? The global Food Loss and Waste Accounting and Reporting Standard (FLW Standard) provides a common language and clear requirements. Whether you are a restaurant or farm, a retailer or manufacturer, a city or a country, using the FLW Standard allows you to develop an inventory based on your specific needs and goals. We discuss the FLW Standard with Brian Lipinski, Head Researcher and Manager of Food Loss and Waste at the World Resources Institute.
The Food Loss & Waste Protocol, a multi-stakeholder partnership, has developed the FLW Standard. The steering committee includes seven expert institutions: Consumer Goods Forum, Food, and Agriculture Organization (FAO), EU Fusions, UN Environment Programme (UNEP), World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), World Resources Institute (WRI), and Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP).
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