- Ten years to reduce the resource intensity of the UK’s food & drink by one-fifth, saving £20 billion
- Leading organisations from across the food chain to work together to tackle food and drink waste, greenhouse gas emissions and water intensity
- Over 100 signatories including all major UK food retailers, brands, food service companies, trade bodies and local authorities already signed up
The UK’s resource efficiency charity WRAP, on behalf of the UK Government and Devolved Administrations, today unveils a pioneering commitment which brings together organisations from across the food system for the first time to make food and drink production and consumption more sustainable for the future.
The Courtauld Commitment 2025 is the world–leading voluntary agreement to work along the entire food chain to reduce the environmental impact of our food and drink, from farm to fork and beyond. Signatories announced at the launch of the agreement include the world’s largest food and drink manufacturers, and all the major UK retailers; representing over 93% of the 2016 UK market share.
- Retailers: Aldi, ASDA, Central England Co-operative, Lidl, M&S, Morrisons, Musgraves, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, The Co-operative Food and Waitrose.
- Brands & manufacturers: Associated British Foods, ARLA, Coca Cola Enterprises, Heineken, Nestlé UK and Ireland, Premier Foods, Unilever, and Warburtons.
- Hospitality and food service: apetito, Bidvest, Compass, KFC, OCS, Pizza Hut, Sodexo UK & Ireland.
- Local authorities: 23 authorities including the London Waste and Recycling Board representing more than 42% of the UK’s population.
- Trade and sector organisations, Government and Academia: British Hospitality Association, British Retail Consortium, Chilled Food Association, Dairy UK, Food & Drink Federation, Food Standards Agency, Institute of Hospitality, Sustainable Restaurant Association and WWF.
The commitment goes further than ever before with three ambitious targets:
- A 20% reduction in food and drink waste arising in the UK
- A 20% reduction in greenhouse gas intensity of food & drink consumed in the UK
- A reduction in impact associated with water use in the supply chain
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