10X20x30 Food Loss and Waste Initiative

This Action aligns to the following Calls to Action from the Circular Economy Action Agenda for Food: 

4. Better Understand Hotspots of Food Loss and Waste

5. Integrate Food Loss and Waste More Broadly in the SDG Agenda

6. Increase Investment in Food Loss and Waste Reduction

7. Reframe Wasted Food and Byproducts as Valuable Resource






The 10x20x30 Food Loss and Waste Initiative aims to inspire ambition, mobilize action and accelerate progress toward achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goal Target 12.3 by 2030.


Project description

The 10x20x30 Initiative was launched by Champions 12.3 to bring together 10 of the world’s biggest food retailers and providers, each engaging with 20 of their priority suppliers to halve rates of food loss and waste by 2030. Each of the food retailers, providers, and suppliers has committed to the "Target-Measure-Act" approach: set a target of reducing food loss and waste in their own operations by 50%, measure and publish their food loss and waste inventories, and take action to reduce their waste.  

The effort catalyzes a “whole chain” approach to fighting food loss and waste and supports upstream food loss and waste reduction.



  • The 10x20x30 participants are encouraged to report publicly their food loss and waste baselines; 

  • The 10x20x30 participants receive training and are the object of case studies to highlight their efforts; 

  • The Coalition seeks to bring more companies to engage in the Initiative and join other global companies to create a multi-stakeholder approach to reducing food waste. For this reason, one of the objectives is to involve new participants in a “Phase 2” to increase trainings 



World Resources Institute, AEON, Ahold Delhaize, Carrefour, IKEA Food, Kroger, METRO AG, Pick n Pay, The Savola Group, Sodexo, Tesco, Walmart