Making food packaging more sustainable with the World Food Programme

In February, we announced a three-year, US $1 million partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP). Our aim is to improve quality standards for the WFP’s packaging while minimising environmental impacts by drawing on Mondi’s leading packaging expertise and financial contribution. The WFP works to end hunger and help communities achieve food security. Fit-for-purpose packaging plays a crucial role in delivering nutritious food over a long and complex humanitarian supply chain while reducing food waste and environmental impacts.

Our extensive packaging capabilities and R&D infrastructure will enable the WFP to explore sustainable packaging solutions without compromising on essential functionality in different climates. This is critical to their operations. Over the next three years, we will develop robust and effective guidance for WFP’s global network of food manufacturers and local suppliers looking specifically at the effectiveness of WFP packaging (corrugated solutions and flexible packaging) to reduce food loss while aiming to help reduce WFP’s environmental footprint. We will also share insights with the wider humanitarian community.

 

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Last update: 24 March 2022