The Courtauld Commitment is a voluntary agreement aimed at improving resource efficiency and reducing the carbon and wider environmental impact of the grocery sector. Phase 3 was announced in May 2013 and runs until December 2015.
The Courtauld Commitment supports the UK governments' policy goal of a 'zero waste economy' and the objectives of the Climate Change Act to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 34% by 2020 and 80% by 2050.
WRAP is responsible for the agreement and works in partnership with leading retailers, brand owners, manufacturers and suppliers who sign up and support the delivery of the targets.
The British Retail Consortium and the Food and Drink Federation are also aligned with its principles.
See www.wrap.org.uk/courtauld for more information, including who the signatories are, progress, news releases and case studies.