Champions of 12.3

In 2020, we launched Champions of 12.3.  The group meets three times each year to share information and shape short-term strategic plans to showcase, advocate and take action on food waste reduction.  

Showcasing: Our Champions have presented at four public events, co-hosted New Zealand's first food waste summit and facilitated national food dialogues.  

Advocacy: Our Champions continually advocate to Government to adopt SDG 12.3, met with Minister Parker and submitted on the National Waste Strategy and Emissions Reduction Plan. 

Taking Action: Our Champions have contributed, with other businesses, to a Food Waste Reduction Map to demonstrate solutions at each stage of the food supply chain to reduce food waste.
We are co-designing a Voluntary Agreement for leading food businesses to reduce food waste. Launch mid 2022.


Citizens of 12.3

The Steering Committee of Citizens of 12.3 meet monthly to share resources and plan grass-roots food waste reduction activities with a strong focus on consumer behaviour change.

Showcasing: supporting New Zealand to showcase International Food Waste Awareness Day for the first time through nation-wide collaborative activations and events. 

Advocacy: a petition to halve food waste by 2030, with over 1000 signatures

Taking Action: created three resources:  (1) “Getting your head around food waste”; (2) “Hosting a Homely Dinner” and (3) “Reducing food waste at Christmas”

Launch - 12.3.2020

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