Reducing food waste is the #1 solution to curbing climate change

From day one at Afresh, we've kept our mission of eliminating food waste and making fresh food accessible to all at the forefront.

Get a taste of the work we’re doing in our 2021 Impact Report.

Food waste happens along the entire supply chain

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), dramatic reductions to carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions are essential to avoid reaching a global warming tipping point—and eliminating wasted food is one of our biggest opportunities to do that.

Food waste happens in every segment of the supply chain, so we all have a role to play in limiting food waste. With intentional action, focused innovation, and purpose-built technology we can all take steps to dramatically reduce harm on the planet.

The food we throw away drives climate change and drains our resources

Food in landfills is the largest component (22%) of municipal solid waste. As it decomposes, food produces methane, a greenhouse gas (GHG) that warms the planet up to 86x faster than carbon dioxide.


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Our solutions prevent food waste and build a fresher future for everyone

Our Fresh Operating System makes it easy for store teams to place accurate orders that prevent waste and keep shelves stocked with the fresh foods we all love and need. And for grocery retailers, that means bigger profits and transformative progress toward sustainability goals.

We’re committed to making a positive impact on the planet

Our Mission

To eliminate food waste and make fresh food accessible to all.

Our Vision

A world where everyone has the food they need and none of it goes to waste.

Our Values


Our Work

We foster an environment where everyone can do their best work while solving one of the biggest challenges we face globally.

We’re changing the world, one banana (or Brussels sprout) at a time—join us!

Here, everyone can grow a meaningful career while they help the planet, too. We’re a diverse bunch taking on climate change and solving some of the biggest problems in the fresh food supply chain.