Roughly one-third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year- approximately 1.3 billion tonnes- gets lost or wasted according to Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Just 25% of this would be enough to feed more than 800 million people. The dairy sector alone has an estimated loss of about 20% through the value chain. Leading, the global bioscience company, Chr. Hansen Holding A/S is committed to reducing yoghurt waste by 700.000 tons by 2020 (2% of global production) using bioprotection - a natural way to inhibit spoilage and protect against harmful contamination in food.
Quercus Group was proud to be part of Case Competition where 50 students, all with a passion for sustainability, from 9 universities and 15+ countries, were competing during the two days' 10-11 April, 2018 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) case competition at Copenhagen Business School (CBS) and helping one of the world leading sustainable companies Chr. Hansen to speed up the fight against food waste and further implement and strengthen their position within UN Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production.
Consultants from Quercus group were responsible for training sessions and facilitation. Also, Nicolai Sederberg Rottbøll, CEO and Founder of Quercus Group was part of the jury with two true SDG passionates, Sustainability Director at Chr. Hansen Annemarie Meisling and Associate Professor Christian Erik Kampmann at CBS. The jury has chosen the winner team, which distinguished themselves by presenting implementable, measurable and impactful actions through concrete partnerships and excellent solutions on how to further engage the retail industry.
Quercus consultants say congratulations again to the winning team- the future ambassadors of the sustainable development, also for 180 Degree Consulting for arranging the case competition and to CBS PRME for top professional facilitation.
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