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“Through the Opportunities network, which I have been coordinating since 2016, Laïta is taking a structured and proactive approach to combating food waste. With my colleague, we are in contact with all the company’s networks - industry, sales, export, out of home catering, warehouses - to centralise products past their shelf life*, rejects and non-compliant products. We recycle these consumable products through a network of food wholesalers, surplus goods dealers and donations to charities with which we have signed agreements: The Restos du Coeur free meals service, the Food Bank, the Secours Populaire and certain social action community centres (CCAS). We ensure that we serve their local branches, close to our production facilities and warehouses, to focus on local people and minimise our environmental footprint. Thanks to this mechanism and despite the Covid context, we only had to destroy a very small part of the consumer products produced by Laïta in 2020. To do even better in the future, last year the company created a crossfunctional working group that considers all solutions that could be implemented to cut out waste even further and thus minimise this destruction.”
* Shelf life: an indication of the duration for which a supplier guarantees to its retailer the number of days of consumption for a limited lifetime product. It is the time between the delivery date to the store and the use-by date (UBD) or best before date (BBD).