Boulogne-Billancourt, FRANCE, 2016-Aug-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carrefour, a partner in the Hello Tomorrow Global Summit in Paris, is launching a call for applications from innovative businesses and startups that have developed solutions to help combat food waste: the Food Waste Challenge.
The initiatives proposed may be applicable to production, manufacturing, transport, distribution and/or consumption. Businesses and startups are invited to present their innovative solutions for tackling food waste by submitting their entry dossiers before 23 September 2016.
On offer are a first prize of €15,000 and a second of €5,000 to enable them to get their project off the ground, and 10 invitations to participate in the summit. The prizewinners will receive their awards during the Hello Tomorrow Global Summit which will be held in Paris on 13 and 14 October.
Enter the Food Waste Challenge on: https://hellotomorrow2016.typeform.com/to/qoZxyA
Combating waste, a collective challenge with shared solutions
Food, energy, packaging, transport … combating all types of waste is a priority focus area of Carrefour’s Corporate Social Responsibility policy. Since 2013, Carrefour has been implementing a global plan to tackle waste by mobilising the company’s various business lines together with its partners, in stores and among consumers. Collaborating with startups will generate innovative solutions to meet this collective challenge.
Carrefour has undertaken to reduce its food waste by 50% between now (2016) and 2025. Carrefour is the leading private donor to food banks, distributing unsold, fully consumable products to local organisations on a daily basis. In France, the banner has donated the equivalent of 92 million meals to over 1,000 local food aid organisations.
Carrefour and startups: new expertise for new customer services
Carrefour sees innovation as core to its development and surrounds itself with startups that help it to acquire new expertise, either to offer new services to customers or to support its CSR policy. The banner is therefore increasing its number of partnerships with innovative players such as Optimiam (tackling the waste of products with short shelf lives), Critizr (customer information) and Think & Go (connected trolleys).
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