ReFED Names Executive Director

reFEDChris Cochran, Walmart’s Senior Manager of Corporate Sustainability, has been named the first Executive Director of ReFED, a multistakeholder nonprofit, powered by an influential network of the nation’s leading business, nonprofit, foundation and government leaders committed to scaling solutions to reducing U.S. food waste. Sarah Vared, who has served as ReFED’s Interim Director since its formation in early 2015, will continue to support ReFED strategically as needed in her role as a Principal at MissionPoint Partners. Vared is credited for positioning ReFED as the country’s leader in providing actionable solutions to reduce food waste.

Cochran joins the ReFED team in April. In his role at Walmart, he developed a farm to consumer view of food waste while leading sustainability for Walmart’s global produce business. Cochran also led cross-sector, multistakeholder alignment of company food positions on animal welfare and farm antibiotic use. Most recently, he led development of Walmart’s first end-to-end food waste model and the company’s initiative to reduce food waste in its supply chain

ReFED launched its groundbreaking report, “A Roadmap to Reduce Food Waste by 20 Percent,” in March 2016. Over the past year, ReFED’s initiatives have included a multistakeholder initiative to standardize date labels; collecting data and generating insights on the innovation taking place to reduce food waste, as well as to navigate the policy and financing landscape; and developing the tools and resources that businesses, nonprofits, government, and investors need to put solutions into action.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Comments are closed.