FrieslandCampina joins FReSH (the Food Reform for Sustainability and Health program)

World Economic Forum in Davos

19 January 2017

Today at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, 24 leading global companies, including FrieslandCampina, announced their collaborative commitment to accelerating transformational change in global food systems.

The companies have joined together to launch FReSH (the Food Reform for Sustainability and Health program) under the leadership of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the EAT Foundation (EAT). The program is open for more companies to participate.

The EAT Foundation builds on the work of the EAT Initiative, created by the Stordalen Foundation and Stockholm Resilience Centre in 2013. Together with the Wellcome Trust they launched the EAT Foundation in Mars 2016 with the ambition to reform the global food system, enabling us to feed a growing global population with healthy food from a healthy planet. The three organisations will use their unique range of experience in health, science, policy and sustainability, to convene experts and decision makers who together can transform the way we eat.

FReSH is designed to accelerate transformational change in global food systems, to reach healthy, enjoyable diets for all, that are produced responsibly within planetary boundaries.

To achieve this ambitious goal, FReSH has brought business and science to work together. It draws on knowledge and efforts from premier research institutions, and is working with the business community to develop successful, high-impact solutions.

The following companies are taking the lead:

The launch of FReSH follows the joint initiative announced by WBCSD and the EAT Foundation to create the “conference of parties” for food, in order to accelerate the transformation towards a healthy and sustainable global food system.

More details about this initiative can be found on the wbcsd website.