Sintesa Peninsula Hotel Palembang Pioneered Measurable Food Waste Reduction

Palembang – GRASP2030 with Sintesa Peninsula Hotel Palembang and Leanpath, collaborate to reduce the level of food waste in hotels. Sintesa Peninsula uses the Leanpath ‘Pay As You Save’ model, which represents a complete food waste prevention platform consisting of in-kitchen tracking devices, analytics software that crunches food waste data, and coaching programs that help kitchens understand their data and act on it to prevent food waste. The benefit of this model is that the hotel would not be charged for the service if there is no saving from food waste reduction.

About 1/3 of the world’s food production goes to waste. At the same time, over 800 million people go hungry. According to a study by the Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas), food waste wasted in Indonesia from 2010 to 2019 was 23–48 million tons per year or 115–182 kilograms per capita per year.

Food waste is likewise a significant drag on a hotel’s bottom line. One of the causes contributing to the rise of food waste is the concept of a buffet at a hotel restaurant. This is due to variances in consumer preferences for food type and portion size. Furthermore, food waste was “invisible” in high-volume kitchens. It would be thrown out throughout the day, with no one knowing the entire weight or cost. Food waste must be tracked in order for kitchens to control and improve it. As a result, they were able to “see” it for the first time.

Prior to launching the program, Sintesa Peninsula Hotel Palembang received hybrid training from Leanpath on Tuesday, August 23, 2022. This training was attended by the kitchen and F&B teams; Steve Finn, Leanpath VP of Sustainability and Public Affairs; Marta Lopez Camara, Leanpath APAC Account Director; and the GRASP2030 IBCSD team. Yue Zhang, Leanpath Customer Service Manager, explained the program system, timeline, terms, and conditions and provided a question-and-answer discussion room to help the Sintesa team.

“We are very happy and proud to be the first hotel in Indonesia to implement the food waste prevention tools from Leanpath. We welcome the GRASP2030 program and this collaboration. I hope the Sintesa Peninsula Palembang team will focus more on reducing food waste and maximizing the raw materials used.” said Sarjuri, General Manager, Sintesa Peninsula Hotel Palembang, after the training.

Now Sintesa Peninsula Palembang has started tracking food waste pre-cooking and collecting baseline data led by the Champion of the Project, Rina (Executive Sous Chef) and Co-Champion, Kuswinarto (Asst.F&B Manager). After 3 weeks, the Leanpath team and Sintesa Peninsula Palembang will develop a strategy and implement the process of reducing food waste.

 

Journey to Sustainable Development through Practical Collaboration with the Food Bank

Jakarta, July , 2022— The role of food banks during the COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be one of the vanguards in providing access to food to people in need during critical times. Food banks help to alleviate poverty by giving food service supplies for consumption. To encourage multi-stakeholder collaboration in halving food loss and waste and achieving Sustainable Development Goals of Zero Hunger and Responsible Consumption and Production in Indonesia, FoodCycle Indonesia held a “Journey to Sustainable Development through Practical Collaboration with the Food Bank.”  at 101 Urban Hotel Thamrin, Central Jakarta.

In her opening speech, Co-founder and CEO of FoodCycle Indonesia, Astrid Paramita, said, “As a food bank that has been established in 2017, FoodCycle Indonesia wants to continue to invite all parties to contribute to the problem of hunger and access to food for the community.”

Indah Budiani, Executive Director of the Indonesian Business Council for Sustainable Development (IBCSD), also added, “Food banks have an important role for businesses in bridging food producers to the public who have excess food to be distributed to those in need.” Cooperation between producers or businesses with food banks can help businesses overcome food loss or food waste problems while also increasing the positive impact.

The remarks were also made by Hidayat Nur Wahid, Member of the Indonesian House of Representatives Commission VIII and Deputy Chair of the MPR RI, who conveyed through a video recording that the DPR is in the process of ratifying the Food Bank Bill for Social Welfare as one of the important legal umbrellas in protecting food bank activities in Indonesia.

“Food banks have proven to be organizations that help the government in realizing food access guarantees for the community, so their presence needs to be protected with legal aspects and legal protection that supports donation activities carried out by food banks,” he said.

Director of Field Services of The Global Food Banking Network, Craig A. Nemitz, mentions that hunger happens in all parts of the world. In general, there is an excess of food and a shortage of food in one city within a very close distance. “A third of the food ever produced to meet human needs has never been eaten. A very astonishing fact. ” He added that he was concerned that the figure had not changed throughout his career in food banking. So the presence of a foodbank is crucial to this problem. 

Herman Andryanto, Co-founder of FoodCycle Indonesia, also shared creative collaborations that can be done together with food banks. He gave an example of the unique innovations carried out by various food banks in various countries, such as the Philippines, which uses vacant land for grocery gardens; and Hong Kong, which chooses to cooperate with well-known airlines to donate food.

At the same event, FoodCycle Indonesia also launched the Spicy Marinara Sauce product innovation, which was produced from a surplus of unprocessed tomatoes in the hotel and restaurant industry. There is also a FoodCycle Point, a location that makes it easier for individual donors to donate their food directly to nearby places, or a social media campaign “One Post = One Donation” that can be followed by netizens.

With these creative innovations, we hope that more and more parties, both government and private, will collaborate with food banks to provide access to decent food for people in need and other vulnerable groups.

FoodCycle Indonesia is a non-profit organization that operates as a food bank and is committed to distributing food aid to underprivileged communities in need. Since 2019, FoodCycle has been registered as a part of the Global FoodBanking Network Asia Incubator Program. To date, FoodCycle has distributed more than 520 tons of food aid and expanded their reach through 80 partners in 12 cities across Indonesia. FoodCycle Indonesia has joined GRASP2030 as an associate signatory.

 

Optimizing Food Donations to Halve Food Loss and Waste

Jakarta – July 28, 2022, GRASP2030 (Gerakan Atasi Susut Limbah Pangan 2030), one of the voluntary agreement programs of the Indonesian Business Council for Sustainable Development (IBCSD) that focuses on efforts to reduce food loss and food waste, held a Food Donation Working Group discussion boldly. This activity aims to encourage collaboration between core signatories (companies) that have a food surplus and associate signatories (supporting organizations) in order to channel this potential to those in need.

As the Chairman of GRASP2030 and General Manager of FoodCycle Indonesia, Cogito Ergo Sumadi, said in his remarks, “Instead of throwing away food that is still fit for us to donate because every food you eat is also the property of others.”

 

 

 

According to the EPA, one of the six ways of reducing food loss and waste that companies can do is through the redistribution of food surplus, also known as a food donation. This activity connects companies, individuals, or donors who have excess product absorption in the market to do good things by distributing surplus products that are still feasible to surrounding communities in need.

In addition, Michael Jones, International Program Manager of WRAP UK in the food donation working group discussion, also shared his experiences while handling the FLW program in the UK. In the UK, WRAP has a Courtauld Commitment 2030, a UK success story – a voluntary agreement that enables collaborative action across the entire UK food chain to deliver farm-to-fork reductions in food waste, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and water stress that will help the UK food and drink sector achieve global environmental goals.

He mentioned that there are several key drivers that encourage companies to make food donations, such as cost, corporate social responsibility, beneficiaries, and ease of implementation. However, in practice, sometimes challenges arise regarding product recalls, product damage, close or past sell-by dates, quantity, product ownership, product ownership, safety, and traceability, brand integrity, safety, and traceability, and incorrect labels. To help other companies around the world, WRAP has documented how to overcome these challenges on its website.

The one-hour discussion was attended by representatives from Nutrifood, Superindo, Great Giant Foods, FoodBank of Indonesia (FOI), FoodCycle Indonesia, Aksata Pangan, FoodBank Bandung, Surplus Indonesia, and East-West Seed. 

Find out more in https://grasp2030.ibcsd.or.id/

The Main Key in Overcoming Food Loss and Waste: Collaboration and Innovation – T20 Side Event Webinar

The Indonesia Business Council for Sustainable Development (IBCSD) together with the Center for Transdisciplinary and Sustainability Science (CTSS) IPB University held a webinar with the theme “Tackling Food Loss and Waste, Driving Transformation through Innovation and Collaboration” which is part of T20 (Think 20) side event. This activity aims to facilitate the exchange of ideas and experiences on multi-stakeholder collaboration by bringing innovation and technology that can be a better, more appropriate, and efficient solution in reducing the problem of shrinkage and food waste.

In Indonesia, the Food Loss and Waste (FLW) study reports that we dispose of 23-48 million tons of food waste per year in the period 2000-2019 which emits around 82.26 Mton CO2eq per year or 7.29% of the total Greenhouse Gas emissions. Indonesia. This is equivalent to an economic loss of 213-551 Trillion Rupiah/year or the equivalent of 4-5% of Indonesia’s GDP (BAPPENAS, 2021).

The G20 Indonesia presidency carries the theme “Recover Together, Recover Stronger”. To achieve a stronger economic recovery, the G20 has prioritized several agendas, such as emphasizing digital transformation and including sustainable financing, which will also help accelerate food loss and waste (FLW) practices in related industries. Meanwhile, the SDGs also set out specific targets on SDG 12.3, namely halving global food waste per capita at retail and consumer levels and reducing food loss along production and supply chains, including post-harvest by 2030.

In his remarks, Ir Medrilzam, Director of the Environment of BAPPENAS conveyed the importance of changing the mindset of all parties from upstream to downstream. Production is not only focused on increasing productivity but also efficiency. In the case of FLW, the public as consumers are encouraged to be wiser in their consumption in order to reduce food wastage. BAPPENAS encourages the G20 and T20 to be used as a momentum for knowledge sharing as well as providing innovative ideas for various policies, both at global and national levels.

In the dialogue, Prof. Dr. Ir. Dominicus S. Priyarsono from IPB University stated that the lack of FLW data in Indonesia implies that there is no awareness and priority in overcoming this problem. Furthermore, he said that in international collaboration, what needs to be encouraged is efforts to reduce food rejection related to quality control and food safety. It is as important as overcoming non-tariff handling barriers and encouraging public and private coordination.

Dr Andriko Notosusanto explained that global food competition was a challenge in itself. In Indonesia, mutual cooperation to overcome FLW is an important thing that needs to be done considering the large amount of food needed with a large population.

Other food waste handling efforts that need to be done include strengthening communication between activists and donors, strengthening Focus Group Discussions for the preparation of regulations, making MoUs with various parties, facilitating food waste reduction, education and database preparation studies so that the reduction target becomes clear.

Another thing that was later conveyed by M Agung Saputra, Managing Director of Surplus Indonesia, was that Surplus was a community that initially combined sustainability and technology with the tagline “Save Food, Save Budget Save Planet” which created an innovative program for entrepreneurs who had leftover food to earn sold at half price. Surplus, which is part of GRASP 2030 Steering Group member, acts as one of the solutions in tackling food waste in Indonesia.

Angelique Dewi, Head of Corporate Communication Division of Nutrifood Indonesia, who is also a member of the GRASP 2030 Steering Group, explained that Nutrifood Indonesia carries out various activities that can adopt the 3 pillars, people profit and planet. Another thing that underlies efforts to reduce food loss and waste is one of them by conducting Food Loss Management in collaboration with 6 foodbanks in Indonesia. She added that reducing food loss and waste needs to pay attention to the health factor of processed food. It is also necessary to jointly educate the public in an effort to reduce food loss. Collaboration can be enhanced through GRASP 2030 that bridges between the private sector and other organizations in overcoming food loss and waste.

 

WRAP UK visit Indonesia to Reinforce Support for GRASP2030 on Halving Food Loss and Waste

The International Director WRAP UK, Richard Swannell, and his International Program Manager, Michael Jones were scheduled to visit Jakarta from 24 – 27 May 2022 to strengthen GRASP2030 – a collaborative action in halving food loss and waste in Indonesia. WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) is a British registered charity established in 2000 focusing on climate action and working around the globe with businesses, individuals, and communities to achieve a circular economy. By helping them reduce waste, develop sustainable products, efficiently use resources and give the planet a sustainable future.

During their visits, the WRAP UK International Director and Program Manager met with the Government Representatives from the Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS), Ministry of Agriculture National Food Agency, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Danish Embassy, Sintesa Groups, and the Steering Committee of GRASP2030 to deliver GRASP2030 as Indonesia’s strategic plan – discussing the collaboration opportunities and support presented by such a transition of FLW sub-national activity, direct funding, and of how the Public-Private-Partnership can support Indonesia to tackle food loss and waste.

As Mr. Swannell said at GRASP 2030 Steering Committee Meetings, “It’s become a more important time for us to redouble our efforts, reduce the food loss and waste, get more food to those who are in need, reduce GHG and help businesses to reduce costs over that period because food waste is such a significant cost.” He would like to thank all GRASP 2030 stakeholders for the progress made so far and urge the stakeholders in thinking to redouble the efforts, to go faster to deliver more cost savings that would increase the donations because the world needs this.

Furthermore, the government hopes that GRASP2030 would help them develop a roadmap, policies, and regulations for Indonesia’s strategy for tackling FLW as well as accelerating business best practices principles. There is an appetite for the strategic FLW actions and technical assistance that can be brought. Work is ongoing preparing a Private-Public Partnership draft to assess the policy approach and funding to bring the Target-Measure-Act principle anticipated to the sub-national activity.

The GRASP2030 is a Voluntary Agreement (VA), that will bring a collective commitment and action to support the global goal of halving food loss and waste by 2030, thus increasing the environmental, social, and economic benefits for the participating organizations and for Indonesia. Currently, GRASP 2030 has 20 signatories, including 9 Core Signatories for businesses who are passionate about reducing the FLW and 11 Associate Signatories who act as supporting actors to achieve the goals.

WRAP UK is IBCSD’s Strategic Partner in delivering the GRASP 2030 initiative and has been considered the champion of food waste and loss initiatives. Therefore, Indonesia could learn and replicate the best practice of international experience. WRAP is headquartered in London, UK, and they have already been involved in global FLW actions from the beginning, working in 43 countries, and this issue is one of their major initiatives.

Wasting Food Feeds Climate Change: IBCSD Unites with Food Waste Action Week to Break The Cycle

UK’s second national Food Waste Action Week begins today, with Indonesia Business Council for Sustainable Development (IBCSD) joining as a supporter. IBCSD will be supporting Food Waste Action Week through GRASP 2030 (Gotong Royong Atasi Susut & Limbah Pangan di 2030) by sharing assets and content about “Food Storage Mistakes” on IBCSD social media

The second annual Food Waste Action Week begins today, Monday 7 March. It will raise people’s awareness of the huge impact of household food waste on climate change and share practical advice, food-savvy behaviors, and tips on how we can all easily reduce the food we waste in our homes.

Around 6.6 million tonnes of household food is thrown away a year in the UK. This food waste is responsible for nearly 25 million tonnes of CO2 emissions, equivalent to 5.4% of the UK’s territorial emissions. The majority, 4.5 million tonnes, is food that could have been eaten and is worth approximately £14 billion (or £60 a month for an average family with two children). It requires an area almost the size of Wales to produce all the food and drink currently wasted in the UK.

IBCSD will be participating in the campaign by raising public awareness through multiple channels; Social media and website. We will also create our social media content about “Food Storage Mistakes”. Many people are unfamiliar with proper food storage techniques. Storing our food properly can help us prevent food waste, avoid foodborne illnesses and save money. We want to make ordinary citizens aware of how they store their food.

Bryan Citrasena, Project Manager for Food & Nature at IBCSD said, one of the great barriers to food waste reduction in Indonesia is to shift the public mental model and behavior. There is a mindset of ‘providing more food is better than less’ which makes the portion of the food served to consumers more than what they actually want or need to eat. Lack of information on statistics and impacts also becomes the reason for high food waste in Indonesia. “IBCSD has been promoting food waste reduction through the GRASP 2030 initiative. The GRASP 2030 brings businesses and supporting actors across the food chain in Indonesia to achieve the Goal 12.3 of SDG, halving food loss and waste by 2030, thus increasing the environmental, social, and economic benefits for the participating organizations and for the country”.

Love Food Hate Waste runs an annual survey of people’s habits and knowledge around food waste. This highlighted that 81% of UK citizens are concerned about climate change, but only 32% see a clear link with food waste. The survey helped to inform the theme of the Week and the development of materials to motivate people to act. This year, Love Food Hate Waste found that the public’s relationship with its freezers has become particularly frosty with many people not knowing how to safely freeze and defrost their food.

Sarah Clayton, Love Food Hate Waste, “Getting to grips with freezing and defrosting are big factors in preventing food from going to waste at home. At a time of rising food prices alongside huge public concern about climate change, tackling food waste at home is one way we can all make a difference and save money. For the average family with children, the cost of binning food can be more than £700 per year. So, Food Waste Action Week is all about avoiding being savvy in how we store but then use our food.”

Love Food Hate Waste is keen to show that used properly, the freezer is the king of the kitchen. In fact, freezing and defrosting just three key meat items that are commonly not used in time (fresh chicken, bacon, and sausages) could reduce waste of those items by as much as 15,000 tonnes per annum. And, when it comes to defrosting, busy households can avoid a lengthy overnight defrost by using their microwave instead – as people use a toaster to defrost sliced bread from the freezer.

Working together, we can prevent food from being wasted needlessly and protect the planet.

About

Love Food Hate Waste aims to raise awareness of the need to reduce food waste and help the UK public act. It shows that by doing some easy practical everyday things in the home we can all waste less food, which will ultimately benefit the environment, and our pockets too. Love Food Hate Waste is managed by WRAP.

WRAP is a global NGO based in the UK. It is one of the UK’s top 5 environmental charities and works with governments, businesses and individuals to ensure that the world’s natural resources are used more sustainably. It is the charity leading the UK Plastics Pact (a world first), Courtauld Commitment 2030, Textiles 2030 as well as the citizen campaigns Love Food Hate Waste, Love Your Clothes, Clear on Plastics and Recycle Now. It also runs Food Waste Action Week and Recycle Week in the UK. WRAP works collaboratively and develops and delivers evidence-based, solutions to reduce the environmental cost of the food we eat, the clothes we wear and the plastic packaging we use. Founded in 2000 in the UK, WRAP now works with partners in forty countries, across six continents and is a Global Alliance Partner of The Royal Foundation’s Earthshot Prize.

GRASP 2030: Welcome on Board

As a follow-up to the launch of the Gotong Royong Atasi Susut dan Limbah Pangan di 2030 (GRASP 2030), the Indonesia Business Council for Sustainable Development (IBCSD) together with the Waste & Resources Action Program (WRAP) held the first Onboarding Session aimed to increase signatories’ capacity in the first 100 days of their Food Loss and Waste (FLW) journey and to strengthen the relationship between the signatories. This session was attended by 42 participants from 14 Signatories on November 2, 2021, virtually.

Indah Budiani, Executive Director of IBCSD, stated in her opening remarks the current goal of COP26 is to assure the successful and impactful accomplishment of net-zero emissions through several initiatives and investment funds, which GRASP 2030 contributes. This is in line with the UN Food System Summit’s five areas of action which aimed to accelerate the accomplishment of SDGs. Meanwhile, in the action track number 1 of the UN Food System Summit, Nourish All People, the action is not only focused on providing inexpensive and safe food but also on reducing food waste and loss. Therefore, IBCSD appreciates the signatories’ commitments who have joined GRASP 2030 and strives to facilitate all signatories with experienced practitioners to be able to implement their actions through the initial phase of GRASP 2030.

During the session, Michael Jones, International Partnership Manager WRAP, and Bryan Citrasena, Project Manager for GRASP 2030 explained about GRASP 2030 Governance, reviewing the Voluntary Agreement model where the signatories were involved in several working groups with the same views on the objectives, activities, resources, and time to achieve the Target-Measure-Act approach and form a collaboration between signatories in the FLW reduction project. With the working groups, the signatories will be more focused on adopting and implementing their FLW action plan and make the most contribution to the initiatives that will be carried out. From this session the signatories are expected to have more understanding for the next steps, starting from the governance of the program, the establishment of a team, and the principle of Target-Measure-Act to deliver their commitment in reducing FLW through GRASP 2030.

Since its launch on September 8, 2021, the number of GRASP signatories has increased to 14 participants, including the Core Signatories; PT East West Seed, PT Multi Bintang Indonesia, Nutrifood, Sintesa Group, PT Kalbe Nutritionals, and Superindo. Meanwhile, Associate Signatories consist of Catalyze, Foodcycle, Waste4Change, Surplus, WRI Indonesia, Laskar Bumi Pertiwi, Srikandi Harmoni Bumi and Indonesia Food and Beverage Executive Association (IFBEC).

The second Onboarding Session will be held on the 23rd November for the Core Signatories and 24th November for the Associate Signatories. This next session aims to identify what Signatories can contribute to GRASP 2030 objectives and what support is available from GRASP 2030.

GRASP 2030 (Gotong Royong Atasi Susut & Limbah Pangan di 2030) Launching

According to FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) data, 1/3 of the food produced in the world is lost in the process or becomes waste. This fact is not only detrimental economically, but also environmentally and socially. The United Nations has specifically targeted a 50% reduction in waste by 2030 in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 12.3. In a study conducted by BAPPENAS, Indonesian people produce 184 kg/year of food waste per capita. According to data from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, food waste in Indonesia accounts for 44 percent or almost half of the total waste in Indonesia. This means that by reducing food waste, it will certainly have a significant impact on overall waste reduction.

IBCSD (Indonesia Business Council for Sustainable Development) on 8 September 2021 launched the GRASP 2030 (Gotong Royong Atasi Susut & Limbah Pangan di 2030), an initiative that encourages businesses as the main actors to collaborate with other stakeholders throughout the food system chain in developing solutions to reduce food loss and waste. The GRASP 2030 is a Voluntary Agreement initiative, where all parties join voluntarily to act together because of the urgency of food loss and waste issue. It manifests the private sector’s commitment to realize a more sustainable food chain in Indonesia.

The GRASP 2030, which generously funded by P4G (Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030), is built based on evident success of what has been done by WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme), IBCSD’s partner in developing GRASP 2030

The launch event was inaugurated by Dr. Arifin Rudiyanto as Deputy for Maritime Affairs and Natural Resources of the Ministry of National Development Planning/BAPPENAS and also attended by Ian De Cruz, Director of P4G Global and Lars Bo Larsen, Ambassador of Denmark to Indonesia.

From Ian de Cruz’s explanation, it was found that there is a US$2.5 trillion financing gap needed by developing countries to implement the SDGs. The gap will be filled if the private sector and investors can work together to find a solution. “What we are doing with GRASP 2030 is a Target, Measure, Act, Invest approach. This is in line with Indonesia’s commitment and national strategy to achieve the goals of the Low Carbon Development Initiative.” he added.

Danish Ambassador, Lars Bo Larsen in his speech explained, “When we talk about the food value chain, from production to consumption, I think it is important for Indonesia to identify different strategies at all levels. The challenge for every country is that we have different targets and actors at different levels.”

In addition, in the virtual launch event held on Wednesday 8 September 2021, entitled “Reinforce Food Loss and Waste Partnership Actions through GRASP 2030”, several representatives of companies that have joined GRASP 2030 were present, including Afrizal Gindow, Deputy Managing Director of East West Seed Indonesia; Ika Noviera, Head of Corporate Affairs of PT Multi Bintang Indonesia; Angelique Dewi, Head of Corporate Communication at Nutrifood; Anissa Ratna Putri, Consulting Manager of Waste4Change; and M. Agung Saputra, Managing Director of Surplus Indonesia.

Rows of other panelists from government agencies who also support this program, among others, Dr. Andriko Noto Susanto, Head of the Center for Food Availability and Reserves of the Food Security Agency; Novrizal Tahar, Director of Waste Management at the Ministry of Environment and Forestry; Andriati Cahyaningsih, Policy Analyst for the Green Industry Center of the Ministry of Industry; Putu Juli Ardika, Expert Advisor to the Minister of Industry, Strengthening and Disseminating Industry at the Ministry of Industry, and Anang Noegroho, Director of Food and Agriculture at BAPPENAS.

Putu Juli Ardika, Director General for Agro Industry, Ministry of Industry, said that in terms of the processing and packaging industry, since 2000, food loss was recorded at around 4.17%, in 2011 it fell to 3.75%, and in 2019 it fell again to 3.26%. “We appreciate industry players participating together on how to reduce food loss and food waste. We think this effort will be quite successful,” he concluded.

In closing the event, Anang Noegroho emphasized that his party appreciated two things. The first is the tagline ‘Gotong Royong’ which is a form of social capital to build this nation in a better direction, building initiatives that are the original face of our nation. Second, the government really appreciates multi-stakeholder cooperation and does not forget about the inclusiveness and synergy of all parties.

As of the launch date, nine founding signatories of GRASP 2030 has joined, including East West Seed Indonesia, Multi Bintang Indonesia, Nutrifood, Kalbe Nutritionals, Sintesa Group, Waste4Change, Surplus Indonesia, WRI Indonesia, and PT Lion Super Indo. Through GRASP 2030, businesses can increase their capacity to manage food loss and waste, improve their reputation in terms of sustainability, gain more connections, and improve their business operation and potential benefit.