Tesco’s Dave Lewis calls on companies and countries to tackle food waste

Departing CEO says pandemic provides opportunity for action as minds focus on global supplies

The boss of Tesco has called on companies, and countries, to take a “once-in-a-generation opportunity” to tackle food waste as the coronavirus pandemic focuses minds on global supplies.

Dave Lewis, who steps down next week, called on companies to regularly report on the food waste in their business and supply chain and take action to meet the UN’s sustainable development goal, set five years ago, to halve food waste by 2030.

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