Our mission


Identify and develop standards and practices to increase access to the food cold chain and reduce food waste.


Encourage solutions, policies and actions to increase access to a sustainable food cold chain


Align with national, regional and international bodies, organizations and governments

Recent News

GFCCC & UNEP Announce the Launch of their Cold Chain Database and Modelling Initiative

Arlington, VA – July 26th, 2021 – The Global Food Cold Chain Council (GFCCC) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) OzonAction announced the launch of their Cold Chain Database and Modeling initiative.  The initiative marks the first formal step to assist developing countries in identifying their cold chain baseline in order to support the

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GFCCC Delivers an Update on their International Data-Gathering Efforts at Global Session

Nantes, France –AUGUST 27, 2020 — The ICCC 2020 Conference, held from the 26ththrough to the 28th of August, began earlier this weekto highlight the topics of food quality and food safety in the cold chain, energy efficiency in the cold chain, refrigerants of tomorrow, innovative technologies in the cold chain and more. GFCCC is

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GFCCC Proud to Sponsor Second Annual World Refrigeration Day

Washington, DC –June 26, 2020–As the annual World Refrigeration Day kicks off today, Global Food Cold Chain Council (GFCCC) is proud to announce that this year’s event was made possible through sponsorship by our coalition. Theinternational webinar, themed Cold Chain 4 Life, aims to address the importance of the Cold Chain sector and its vital

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50th Anniversary of Earth Day Highlights Continued Need for Food Security

Washington, DC – APRIL 22, 2020 – On the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, the Global Food Cold Chain Council restates their intent to continually expand their initiatives to achieve United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. With an evolving data gathering initiative and a research fund dedicated to similar activities, GFCCC aims to widen their portfolio

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Global Food Cold Chain Council Launches Research Fund in Honor of Cold Chain Visionary, Eric Prieur

Washington, DC (August 21, 2019)— The “Eric Prieur Memorial Research Fund for Cold Chain Sustainability” has been created by the Global Food Cold Chain Council (GFCCC) and made possible by a grant from Carrier. The fund honors late Carrier employee, Eric Prieur, who served as director, Cold Chain Sustainability, and was among those tragically lost

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GFCCC Mourns Loss of Colleague

Eric Prieur, Director of Cold Chain Sustainability at Carrier Corporation, died tragically on the ill-fated Ethiopian Air flight 302, en-route to Nairobi for the United Nations Environment Assembly Conference. Prieur was to make a presentation on behalf of the Global Food Cold Chain Council on food loss and waste. He had great energy and passion

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Kevin Fay, Executive Director Becomes a Champion

Kevin Fay, Executive Director of Global Food Cold Chain Council (GFCCC) Joins Champions 12.3 Program At the 2015 United Nations General Assembly, countries of the world formally adopted a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of the Post-2015 Development Agenda. SDG 12 seeks to “ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.” The third

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At Paris climate talks, experts cite looming risk from industrial coolants, methane

From The Washington Post: As world leaders grapple with how to cut global emissions of carbon dioxide, diplomats in Paris are recording progress in combating other pollutants that scientists believe are contributing powerfully to rising temperatures. A coalition of governments and private businesses has agreed to take up a series of initiatives to limit so-called

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Study Highlights Importance of Food Cold Chain in Reducing Food Waste GHG Emissions

Paris, France (December 4, 2015) — A study released today by the Global Food Cold Chain Council (GFCCC) highlights the importance of refrigeration technology in reducing greenhouse gas emissions associated with food waste. According to a study by Bio Intelligence Service, a member of the Deloitte network1, expansion of the food cold chain in developing

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Refrigeration Industry Leaders Organize Global Food Cold Chain Council to Reduce Food Spoilage, Increase Efficiency, and Reduce HFC Emissions

New York, NY – September 23, 2014— A coalition of major companies that comprise the supply chain necessary to move cold food products from field to market around the world today announce the organization of the Global Food Cold Chain Council. This initiative seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emission in the processing, transportation, storage and

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