Food Waste Diversion Strategy

By: Emily Xin Ramlochun

Project: In the past few years, Google has set ambitious sustainability goals in carbon, water and waste at the corporate level. Google Food seeks to do its part with its own sustainability initiatives. In March 2022, it announced two pledges to reduce and divert food waste from its food operations. This was done after several years of development on a five-pillar, twenty-solution area plan to halve its food waste per employee by 2025 and divert any remaining food waste from landfill. However, one of Google Food’s toughest challenges has been the lack of composting facilities in a number of cities where the company has its facilities. The SGE Immersion team will develop recommendations for activating private and public sector actors and funders to put together a reasonable plan for diversion in those cities.