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CEC launches a practical guide for measuring food loss + waste (FLW)

March 12, 2019   by Food in Canada staff


The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) has released a practical guide and a technical report to measure FLW across the food supply chain. Provision Coalition was one of the members of the expert advisory committee collaborating with the United States, Mexico and other Canadian experts.

The practical guide provides a step-by-step plan for how companies and governments can begin the process of measuring FLW.  It addresses:

  • Why to measure FLW
  • How to establish a business case for FLW measurement
  • Addressing common barriers and obstacles
  • Tracking causes of FLW
  • Converting measurements to other financial, environmental and social indicators
  • How to select a measurement method

The guide is available here.

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