The FLW Protocol
The Food Loss & Waste Protocol (FLW Protocol) is a multi-stakeholder partnership, which has developed the global FLW Standard.
Launched in 2013, the mission of the FLW Protocol is to develop an internationally accepted FLW accounting and reporting standard and associated tools, and to promote their adoption so entities are better informed and motivated to take appropriate steps to minimize FLW.
The FLW Protocol followed a broad, inclusive, consensus-based, multi-stakeholder process to develop the FLW Standard. Participants included government agencies, intergovernmental agencies, non-governmental organizations, businesses, and academic institutions from around the world.Food that is harvested but ultimately lost or wasted consumes about one-quarter of all water used by agriculture each year.