To increase awareness and understanding of the global food waste challenge, Bank of America is educating employees on the topic and asking them to eat a “Waste Less Lunch” on Earth Day, 22 April. For the past month, employees have been making a pledge to eat a Waste Less Lunch and gather with other employees at locations on Earth Day around the world to keep their pledge. Employees will be able to gather in person or virtually. The program is sponsored by Bank of America’s My Environment employee engagement program which helps employees act as good environmental stewards at work and at home.
The Waste Less Lunch events provide an opportunity for employees to learn more about the company’s commitment to the environment and key internal goals such as the diversion of 70 percent of global waste from landfills. Each year, 1.3 billion tons of food are wasted. The majority of this food ends up in landfills producing the greenhouse gas methane, which is nearly 25 times more harmful to the environment than carbon dioxide. Bank of America is proud to be partnered with UNEP and Think.Eat.Save. Reduce Your Foodprint and The Global FoodBanking Network to promote education, awareness and action to reduce food waste an important environmental and social issue. To learn more about Bank of America’s global environmental efforts visit http://about.bankofamerica.com/en-us/global-impact/environmental-sustainability.html
Download the Bank of America Waste Less Presentation here.