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Media Release

Calling on All Players in the Food Supply Chain: Do You Want to Save Money & Reduce Food Waste?

Recruiting organizations to pilot the implementation of our guide to reduce food waste

Montreal, 18 February 2020—The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) is spearheading a North America-wide pilot program aimed at implementing Why and How to measure Food Loss and Waste: A Practical Guidea program launched in March 2019.

If you are looking to optimize your business while helping the planet, we encourage you to apply to our pilot program by March 1, 2020.

The pilot program is looking for 15 to 21 organizations from Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Businesses at all stages of the food supply chain and at all scales (small, medium and large corporations) are urged to apply.

As part of the pilot program, your organisation will be provided with technical support to implement the Practical Guide should it be requested. Moreover, we will equip you with supporting materials to assist in the implementation. The goal of the implementation is to reduce food loss and waste in your organisation, which will translate to financial gain and improved environmental processes.

Participating organizations will be asked to provide feedback on the experience, which will in part inform the revision of the CEC’s Practical Guide.

Finally, should you be interested, your organization may be featured in a case study prepared by the CEC that will be launched in early 2021 and promoted widely within industry sectors.

If you have an interest in participating in this initiative, please contact:

Antonia Andugar Miñarro
Project Lead
Commission for Environmental Cooperation

Media inquiries:

Sarah Julien
Communications Coordinator
Commission for Environmental Cooperation

About the CEC

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) was established in 1994 by the governments of Canada, Mexico and the United States through the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation, a parallel environmental agreement to NAFTA. As of 2020, the CEC is recognized and maintained by the Environmental Cooperation Agreement, in parallel with the new Free Trade Agreement of North America. The CEC brings together a wide range of stakeholders, including the general public, Indigenous people, youth, nongovernmental organizations, academia, and the business sector, to seek solutions to protect North America’s shared environment while supporting sustainable development for the benefit of present and future generations

The CEC is governed and funded equally by the Government of Canada through Environment and Climate Change Canada, the Government of the United States of Mexico through the Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, and the Government of the United States of America through the Environmental Protection Agency.

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