2023 Food Waste Solutions Summit
May 16-18, 2023 | St.Louis, MO
Senior Manager, Global Sustainability
Chris leads the Global Zero Waste Program at Walmart, which includes commitments around zero waste in operations by 2025 and a 50% reduction in food waste by 2030. Chris has more than 17 years’ experience managing environmental sustainability programs ranging from retail food loss and waste to federal policy and compliance support and disaster emergency response. He is a LEED Accredited Professional, TRUE Zero Waste Advisor and Certified Sustainability Practitioner.
Thursday, May 18th
10:30am - 12:00pm
Around the Table in 90 Minutes: Mapping Out Approaches to Food Waste Measurement
Workshop (Running Concurrently)
You can't manage what you don't measure. Across the food industry, food waste reduction is often buried in operational budgets, where it is accepted as the cost of doing business. Over time, more and more business leaders are recognizing that reducing surplus food is an opportunity to contribute to social and environmental goals, while also improving their bottom lines in the process. To support decision-making, how do we generate accurate and reliable data on food loss and waste measurement? This session will examine how food businesses can successfully build toolkits by providing a comprehensive overview of the various methods and tools available for measuring, estimating, and predicting food waste along the supply chain. This workshop is tailored towards individuals or groups who work at food businesses and are responsible for measurement, as well as those who want their food businesses to measure food waste but don't know how. The workshop will begin with a brief overview of ReFED’s Food Waste Monitor and Solution Database tools — as one methodological example— and then break out into small group discussions where participants will get crash courses in particular food waste measurement methodologies from leading experts. Participants will rotate to different tables every 20 minutes to learn about different methodologies with the ultimate goal of establishing a community of practice to help reduce barriers to entry.