“The Scottish Government is proud to be a partner in the Courtauld Commitment 2025, which is a key priority to prevent the scourge of wasted food.

“Scotland was the first nation to set an ambitious target to cut all food waste by one third by 2025 as we recognise preventing it is one of the most effective ways of fighting climate change, delivering savings for businesses and households, and righting an essential wrong.

“The Scottish Government is keen to collaborate with other nations across the UK where it can have the most impact – especially when it comes to food waste in the supply chain, in businesses and in the home. We are committed to continuing to deliver reductions through joint work such as the Courtauld Commitment, which has already achieved significant reductions and cost savings to business, and I am confident will continue to do so.”