We are stronger when we deliver together, and to find solutions to really big issues we have to collaborate. That's why we're thrilled to count all of these businesses and organisations as Courtauld 2025 signatories.
Here’s why each part of the food and drink supply chain is crucial to the success of Courtauld 2025:
Retailer / brands / manufacturers
For retailers, brands and manufacturers, working together under Courtauld Commitment 2025 towards shared targets will help deliver economic benefits and individual company objectives around sustainability. The Commitment brings together a unique signatory base to tackle common hotspots and develop new best practice in areas such as design, buying, sourcing, supply chain partnerships and customer engagement. This will help business resilience against volatile market conditions, forge win-wins along the supply chain, and increase value for customers.
The Courtauld Commitment 2025 builds on the foundation of the Hospitality and Food Service Agreement (2012-2015) to bring financial and environmental benefits to the sector by reducing food waste and carbon impacts. Involvement will help businesses to identify cost savings and WRAP will work with sector organisations and companies to share best practice more widely across the sector as a whole.
The Courtauld Commitment 2025 is an opportunity for the farming sector to work directly with signatories across the food and drink industry to use food more efficiently and reduce waste. Vitally, the work aims to measure pre-farm-gate waste for the first time, as a way of helping everyone see the opportunities for change. WRAP will involve the farming community in collaborative projects to ensure that the opportunities for resource savings are identified and shared along the supply chain. Benefits for the farming sector will be cost savings and reduced environmental impacts, and greater customer appreciation of the value of the food they buy.
Key local authorities representing more than 42% of the UK’s population have committed to work alongside leading businesses and other signatories to deliver benefits for their residents and local businesses. They will play an important role in helping people reduce household food waste, and identifying the business opportunities within a more efficient and circular economy in their area. The target of 20% reduction in food waste arisings offers a significant reduction in waste collection and disposal costs for authorities, as well as savings for the family budget in the local economy.