With an estimated 43 percent of Canada’s avoidable food waste occurring in processing and manufacturing, there is enormous opportunity for companies to take action and positively impact the environment- and their bottom line.  

Companies like Maple Leaf Foods, Unilever, Kraft-Heinz Canada, Loblaws Company Ltd, Walmart Canada, Sobeys, Metro, Save-on-Foods - and many others - have all made 50% food waste reduction commitments.

So if you haven't assessed your facility's waste, or made a reduction commitment- it's time to stop leaving money on the table and take the first step in preventing waste with Provision's Food Loss + Waste Prevention Assessments.  


What's Included

One Food Loss + Waste Prevention Assessment of your facility completed by an engineer


Three reduction opportunities including the demonstrated return on investment


Education and outreach to employees on food loss and waste prevention


50-85% cost share available for Canadian processors and manufacturers


The Results


Average Annual Savings


Average Payback

,000 Kg

Average avoidable food waste identified

How food waste is impacting your bottom line

What's food waste costing your business?

The true cost of waste takes into account the initial investment in raw ingredients & packaging materials and is compounded by the energy and water consumption, labour, wastewater, and disposal costs.

So while diverting avoidable food waste to a biodigester or transforming it into products like animal feed may seem like a cost-effective method for managing wasted product; prevention at the source is the most cost-effective method to address avoidable food waste.

A Practical Guide for Reducing Food Loss + Waste

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) has released a practical guide and a technical report to measure food loss and waste across the food supply chain. Provision  was proud to be one of the key industry stakeholders who collaborated on this project with experts from three countries. 

The practical guide provides easy-to-use measurement guidelines for every segment of the food value chain, from primary production, to manufacturing, to the food service industry.


What are people saying about Provision Coalition?