Tomra Food joins WBCSD

Tomra Food has joined over 200 companies as the newest project member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), an organisation that aims to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world. Connecting with WBCSD’s network of businesses across a variety of sectors will enable Tomra Food to continue to enhance and implement its sustainability ambitions in collaboration with like-minded partners.

Tomra Food’s sorting and grading solutions are designed to increase the yield of produce by between 5-10%, which, for instance, is equivalent to 25,000 trucks of potatoes every year, the company claimed. This allows businesses to maximise productivity and recovery rates, while reducing food waste and improving the overall quality of the produce.

Michel Picandet, executive vice-president and head of Tomra Food, said: “To achieve a sustainable future for the food industry, governments, corporates and consumers alike, must change the way in which we produce and handle food – from farm to fork. By 2050, food demand will increase by 50, so meeting these challenges is vital to ensure food sector sustainability for future generations. At Tomra Food, we’re committed to leading the resource revolution through our technology, helping improve yields, reduce food waste and use our food resources more efficiently – three key factors in food sustainability.

“Tomra is already a member of The Alliance to End Plastic Waste, and now Tomra Food is taking the partnership with WBCSD one step further to make the future of food sustainable. We are proud to be joining the prestigious list of companies and institutions that make up the WBCSD. We expect to learn, to be challenged, and to contribute to solutions for a healthier planet for healthy people.”