Podcast Certified Trust: Pathways to Responsible Business


New Certification Podcast: CERTIFIED TRUST

Oct. 24 2023

Welcome to our brand new podcast!

Certified Trust: Pathways to Responsible Business’ is the essential guide to unlocking the future of sustainable business. Every episode features thought-provoking conversations with key players and Bureau Veritas insiders who are pioneering sustainable and socially responsible business models. This podcast is driven by our commitment to not just adapt to an evolving corporate landscape, but to proactively shape a more responsible world for the benefit of all. 

Episode 01 | Managing Food Loss & Waste: A Framework for Organizations

On today’s podcast, we are talking about Food Waste. 

Approximately 13% of food produced is lost between harvest and retail. Meanwhile, households and the food service and retail sectors account for 17% of global food waste. The ramifications are serious, including lost energy and water, depleted natural resources – and methane emissions should that waste end up in landfill. 

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 12, ‘Responsible consumption and production’, aims to tackle this pressing issue. It calls for: 

  • Reducing per capita global food waste by 50% by 2030 at the retail and consumer level 
  • Reducing food and postharvest losses along production and supply chains 

But how can businesses play their part? 

To answer that question, we are joined by Elsabe Matthee, Technical Director at Foundation FSSC and Laure-Anne Mathieu, Global Audit Manager at Bureau Veritas. They discuss how taking a management system approach can help organizations implement effective food waste strategies, and how that aligns with FSSC’s latest food loss and waste guidance. 

Presented by:

Elsabe Matthee

Elsabe Matthee, 
Technical Director at
Foundation FSSC

 Laure-Anne Mathieu

Laure-Anne Mathieu, 
Global Food Audit Manager at
Bureau Veritas Group


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