If you grow, make, move, sell or buy food you are an important part of ending food waste.

how can we help your business

Businesses are supported by our passionate team of experts to develop tailored food waste action plans, focusing on pre-emptive food waste prevention, donating surplus food, and food system transformation, collaboration, and innovation.

We can help:

  • Tackle food waste.
  • Improve profitability.
  • Measure and quantify food waste and food waste action.
  • Apply innovative solutions.
  • Identify value-add and upcycling possibilities.
  • Be more competitive.
  • Facilitate across supply chain collaboration.
  • Lower environmental impact.

of all food goes to waste.


cost of food waste in Australia.


tonnes of CO2-e from wasted food.

Taking action

A shared vision brings shared rewards.

The Australian Food Pact brings organisations together to develop and share solutions and implement change at scale.

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We are working with leading food businesses to:

  • Reduce food waste and related emissions
  • Maximise food donation and help reduce hunger in Australia
  • Collaborate on food chain transformation and innovation
  • Take sustainability leadership
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Case Studies

Walk the Chain Workshop with Simplot Australia

Simplot Australia, founding Signatories to the Australian Food Pact and leaders in food waste action, share their insights and learnings following their site visits and Walk the Chain workshop with the Australian Food Pact team. Read more about how the Walk the Chain Workshop provided opportunities to better understand the causes of food waste in more detail and identify potential to keep more food at higher-value end destinations through prevention, transformation and donation.

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Igniting change through a global day of action – Compass Group

We all have a role to play in the fight against food waste. Australian Food Pact Signatories, Compass Group Australia, share how they are igniting change through their global initiative Stop Food Waste Day. There are great insights into site activations, spreading the food waste message, and engaging staff and consumers on food waste action.

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Sodexo Shares a Taste for Less Waste

Australian Food Pact Signatories Sodexo Australia serve meals to tens of thousands of people every day. We spoke to Tim Hartley, chef, and Director of Food Services at Sodexo Australia, about designing menus that minimise waste and maximise taste. He shares great insights into precise food engineering, engaging catering teams, collaborating on food waste initiatives and the simple but critical ingredient: making delicious food that people want to eat.

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Head of the
Food Pact

Sam Oakden

Latest News

Two years of the Australian Food Pact

October 31, 2023
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Solutions Spotlight: Areco Pacific

July 17, 2023
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Top 10 actions from the 2022 National Food Waste Summit

December 15, 2022
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other ways to take action

Sector Action Plans.

Browse our Sector Action Plans for the breakdown of specific food waste sectors, and how we are targeting them with customised strategies.

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Our research.

We have a world leading Cooperative Research Centre. As global thought leaders, we are always looking for the next generation of future leaders.

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Food Rescue.

Don’t let all your hard work go to waste. We’ve partnered with four of Australia’s leading Food Rescue Charities to play an important part in feeding those in need.

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