Courtauld Commitment 2025

Annual Review 2016/17

Meeting the Courtauld 2025 targets could deliver £20bn in savings

Courtauld 2025 builds on the success of previous voluntary agreements in helping identify areas of the food supply chain where resource efficiency is an issue. It then develops and shares best practice to help increase productivity and eliminate waste. Find out more from governments and leading figures in the sector on why they are supporting Courtauld 2025.

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I am delighted to see that so much collaborative activity is underway across the supply chain. Collaboration is key as we work towards our collective goal for the Courtauld Commitment 2025 – to cut by one fifth the resource needed to provide UK food and drink.

Steve Creed | Director of Business Programmes | WRAP

Courtauld 2025 really gives a fantastic opportunity to collaborate, and I think it should really accelerate the change we’re able to make.

Sarah Wakefield | Sustainability Manager | Co-op
156 organisations
156 organisations are working collaboratively through Courtauld 2025

Recognising that we need to go further and faster in building a more sustainable food system, Courtauld 2025 expands the range of stakeholders taking action along the entire food chain, and widens the environmental benefits.

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Avoidable food and drink waste costs manufacturers £1.9bn per year

Courtauld 2025 is building business resilience and boosting productivity; developing new campaigns and projects that are helping food and drink businesses save more food and money, and kick-starting collaborative action to tackle common challenges in the sector.

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I would say to any publican that is thinking of measuring and monitoring food waste that it is definitely worth it, whether you’re a large food-led pub or a small one. This trial really helps you identify areas that can improve your business. It really opened my eyes.

Trevor Roberts | General Manager | The Airport pub

If global food waste were a country, it would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases after the USA and China.

Dr David Moon | Head of Food Sustainability | WRAP
The average UK family wastes £700 of the food they buy each year

With 70% of UK food waste coming from households, it’s essential to raise awareness of the importance of reducing food waste in the home, and to help householders take action. Household food waste has recently plateaued, so our work to refresh and refocus our citizen engagement programmes is more important than ever.

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Smarter date labelling, reducing water stress and a refreshed citizen food waste prevention campaign is helping to build a food system that’s fit for the future.

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