Fight Food Waste
By 2030 the world needs 50% more food, but one third of all food is lost or wasted annually, amounting to 1.3 billion tons of food or 1 trillion USD in costs. 80% of this loss occurs prior to the retail level. Tackling this challenge requires a value chain approach and as an important player in this chain, we focus a substantial part of our resources on identifying opportunities and building new businesses that help reduce waste and improve the availability, quality and safety of perishable goods. We also work to ensure that food is moved from countries with surplus production to countries with insufficient production. In order to leverage Maersk’s operational expertise and global presence, our main focus is “farm to export” / “farm to ship” solutions. However, other relevant cross-sector solutions, e.g. for packaging and extended shelf life, also have our interest.