Fazer joined the EAT Initiative in spring 2015 in order to better integrate food, health and sustainability. Through EAT, Fazer wants to support science, share thoughts between stakeholders and, as a business representative, utilise the knowledge gained from this cooperation to improve Fazer’s operations and offering.
What is The EAT Initiative?
Eat is a not-for-profit long-term initiative linking food, health and sustainability across science, politics and business. EAT was initiated and is owned by the Stordalen Foundation with Stockholm Resilience Centre as the main academic partner. The EAT Initiative was established in 2013 as an international platform for interaction between stakeholders.
Providing the growing global population with healthy and nutritious diets within safe environmental limits is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity today.
What is the objective of EAT?
The vision of EAT is a transformation of the global food system to sustainably feed a healthy population of nine billion people by mid-Century. The EAT initiative will stimulate interdisciplinary research by fostering collaboration across the multiple scientific disciplines interfacing with food issues in order to improve nutrition and food safety. The initiative will also aim to tackle global health and environmental challenges such as the epidemics of obesity and non-communicable diseases, climate change and degradation of ecosystems.
According to EAT, providing the growing global population with healthy and nutritious diets within safe environmental limits is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity today.
Who are the partners of EAT?
EAT is partnering with a range of foundations, organisations and companies from the academic, public, business and civil society sectors. The main academic partner is the Stockholm Resilience Centre, University of Stockholm. The academic partners include, for example, the Harvard School of Public Health, UCL Institute for Global Health, and many others.
Corporate partners are carefully selected companies that have a clear sustainability profile and a strong focus on healthy and sustainable food products or production practices. The main business partners include BAMA, Oatly AB, REMA 1000 Norge AS, Nestlé S.S., SEB and Tetra Pak. In addition to Fazer, the group of business partners includes Lantmännen, ICA Gruppen AB and Lerøy Seafood Group.
Where can I get more information?
More information on EAT is available here