The sustainability challenges we face on our planet are all interconnected, and together, contribute to climate change.  Therefore, we need to understand the complexity of the challenges and not try to solve one problem while creating another.

We’ve committed to making food safe and available, everywhere and we promise to protect what’s good – protecting our food, people and planet. By adopting an integrated approach to sustainability, we can use our expertise, technology, and partnerships to move the world’s food systems1 forward.

Integrated sustainability

We've chosen to focus on five key areas - food systems, social sustainability, climate, nature, and circularity - as this is what aligns with our overall purpose and where we believe we can make a positive impact.

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Our focus areas

Food safety & quality

Safe and nutritious food is critical to feed a growing population. Read how we can contribute to secure, resilient and sustainable global food systems2.
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Food loss & waste

Food loss mainly occurs during production or because food is discarded and never gets packaged, whereas food waste can be driven by short shelf life and unsustainable consumer consumption practices. Read how we are working to reduce food loss and waste.
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Food access & availability

As food is transported to people’s homes, it can be deterred by a lack of infrastructure. In fact, the inability to receive food safely can contribute to hunger in some developing countries. Read how we are helping to make food more available, everywhere.
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Social sustainability

Explore how we respect human rights across our value chain. Learn how our approach supports workers and communities, aligning with our promise to protect food, people, and the planet.
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Climate & decarbonisation

With the world working towards limiting global warming to 1.5°C3, we need to find ways to produce, process, package and distribute more food more sustainably – reducing the environmental impact at every step of the value chain.
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Biodiversity & nature

With the world losing 137 wildlife species every day4 and deforestation occurring, we need to help restore and protect ecosystems. Read how we aim to reduce our impact on nature.
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Circularity & recycling

With the amount of waste generated projected to increase by 70% by 20505, we need to move towards more circular food systems that prevent food waste. Read how we are leading the way.
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1The term ‘food systems’ refers to all the elements and activities related to producing and consuming food, and their effects, including economic, health, and environmental outcomes (OECD,, 2023).

2The term ‘sustainable food systems' mean growing, producing, processing, packaging, distributing and consuming food without negatively impacting the planet. Retrieved from OECD. (2019). Accelerating Climate Action. Source: OECD iLibrary

3By positive impact we mean driving better outcome for our own workforce, workers and communities in our supply chain, workers in collection and recycling and people in our value chain affected by climate change and the transition to net-zero in the areas of labour, discrimination, hazardous working conditions and sustainable income, among others.

4IPCC report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5

5Mitchell, C. (2022). Deforestation: Clearing The Path For Wildlife Extinctions. Source:, 2018

7Sustainable food systems mean growing, producing, processing, packaging, distributing and consuming food without negatively impacting the planet. Retrieved from OECD. (2019). Accelerating Climate Action. Source: OECD iLibrary