Carrefour to host second international edition of “Major Climate Challenge for Suppliers on 24 and 25 November 2016

Boulogne-Billancourt, FRANCE, 2016-Nov-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — A week to go until the “Major Climate Challenge for Suppliers”: Tackling food wastage is on the programme of the second international edition

On 24 and 25 November 2016, Carrefour will host an event for the winning projects of its “Major Supplier Challenge for tackling food waste” from the Group’s integrated countries.

This international competition is an opportunity for all of the Group’s suppliers and partners to get involved in a collective initiative to tackle food waste.
The winners have been selected in their respective countries by panels made up of experts, journalists and representatives of NGOs. No fewer than 3300 companies have been approached. The most innovative anti-wastage solutions have been taken into account – some are surprising, and all are impressive:

Over the next few days, we’re going to take you on a journey through all the countries in which Carrefour operates as we take a look at each of our 2016 winners

Maybe you’ve heard of camemberts which are ugly but taste good – produced close to where we are in Normandy by the Fromagerie Gillot and sold under the Tous AntiGaspi brand – a tremendous commercial success, with more than 100,000 units sold in the first 12 months after their launch. But what you might not know is that with Carrefour and its suppliers:
The University of Bologna is breaking new ground with broken Italian mushrooms, turning orange peel into essential oils in Brazil transforming avocado and mango stones in Spain into compost, converting rice grains into aperitif biscuits in Argentina, etc.

For the first edition held in 2015, the “Major supplier challenge for tackling climate change” rewarded the projects which made the greatest contribution to tackling climate change. The companies that have developed concrete initiatives designed to tackle climate change, such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions, protecting the planet’s biodiversity and developing eco-responsible products were all showcased.

Our commitment: reduce our food waste by 50% between now and 2025 compared with 2016.

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Carrefour awards ten winners of its “Major Climate Challenge For Suppliers”

First international edition of the “Major Climate Challenge For Suppliers”, Carrefour rewards ten of its suppliers for what they are doing to curb climate change

Boulogne-Billancourt, FRANCE, 2015-11-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — On 19 and 20 November 2015, Carrefour hosted an event in Paris for the ten winners of its “Major Climate Challenge For Suppliers”. An opportunity for all of its partners from ten of the Group’s integrated countries to adopt a collective policy for tackling climate change.

As we gear up for the COP21 conference, the “Major Climate Challenge For Suppliers” showcases companies that have developed concrete initiatives designed to tackle climate change, such as reducing waste or greenhouse gas emissions, protecting the planet’s biodiversity and developing eco-responsible products.

The ten prize-winners were all selected in their respective countries by panels made up of experts, journalists and NGO representatives who assessed the innovative solutions developed to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and the results that these solutions yielded.

This ” Major Climate Challenge For Suppliers ” has helped Carrefour to identify and promote exemplary initiatives which are in line with its aim of reducing its carbon emissions by 70% between now and 2050.

Carrefour is continuing to support suppliers, helping them to develop innovative and environmentally-friendly products for its stores that meet customers’ requests. What’s more, supporting its partners is – alongside tackling waste and preserving the planet’s biodiversity – the third key area in which Carrefour’s CSR policy is focused.

SOURCE: Carrefour