JAKARTA – At the end of the Responsible Business Forum Jakarta 2019 on Food and Agriculture, a Pledge of Commitment towards Food System Transformation in Indonesia was signed by multi-stakeholders. The pledge was initiated by IBCSD, Bappenas, and Global Initiatives.
Nine institutions also committed to the pledge. They are PT Hero Supermarket Tbk., PT BASF Indonesia, East-West Seed Indonesia, Sintesa Group PT Bayer Indonesia, Nestle Indonesia, Eurocham, ICCO, and Enviro Total Solusi. The declaration of this commitment also marks the establishment of the SDG2 Working Group as the follow up of RBF. The signing of this commitment does not have any legal bounding but more to show interest and willingness to involve in the follow-up actions of this RBF.
The content of the pledge are:
Humanity must transform the food system by 2030 to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and ensure it can support healthy people, a healthy planet and healthy business.
To achieve this common purpose, an effective partnership is required among businesses, governments and non-government stakeholders to raise ambitions and take actions to address risks and opportunities in nutrition and health, climate resilience and mitigation, nature and biodiversity, livelihoods and human rights.
Business can lead to accelerating the food system transformation in Indonesia through both direct and enabling pathways:
- Transform agriculture while restoring the environment.
- Enhance equitable distribution of value.
- Shift diets to be healthy and sustainable.
- Minimize food loss and waste.
- Build end-to-end transparency
- Accelerate policy and financial innovations.
- Launch new business models and value chain collaborations