Gousto and DPD tackle supply chain food waste

Recipe box provider Gousto has launched a new scheme with DPD to help tackle food waste in the supply chain.

Under the new initiative, DPD drivers will facilitate the rerouting of any failed box deliveries to the surplus food redistribution charity, FareShare.

The food is then donated to charities and community groups who provide meals and support to vulnerable people all across the UK.

Launching initially as a trial at DPD sites, the scheme will support Gousto’s commitment that no usable waste ends up in landfill or incineration.

This comes as Gousto expands its fulfilment network, opening two new fulfilment centres by the end of next year to meet growing customer demand.

“Food waste is a huge issue within the traditional grocery supply chain. We’re proud to operate with less than 1 per cent surplus food but there’s always more to be done,” said Sally Matthews, chief product officer, Gousto. “By partnering with suppliers like DPD who share our ambitions to create a more sustainable supply chain, and with the help of amazing charities like FareShare, we can make a real difference. There are no excuses for inaction and we hope others in the industry will set up similar operations.”

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