On a global scale, about one third of the food ends up as waste - an estimated 1.3 billion tonnes per year. And yet, 821 million people are starving worldwide. For every kilogramme of uneaten bread, 1600 litres of water are wasted. Global food waste accounts for 8 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions. At first, that does not sound like a big deal, but if food waste were a country, it would be the third largest producer of CO2 after the US and China. We consider it an ethical, ecological, and economic waste. The reduction of food waste is a core aspect of METRO’s sustainability strategy and our relevant target contributes to United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 12.3. METRO has therefore committed itself to the Resolution on Food Waste by the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) to eliminate 50% of wasted food in its own operations by the year 2025.