Product Sustainability Forum

File 13398The Product Sustainability Forum (PSF) is a collaboration of organisations made up of grocery and home improvement retailers and suppliers, academics, NGOs and UK Government representatives. 

It provides a platform for these organisations to work together to measure, improve and communicate the environmental performance of the grocery and home improvement products. WRAP provides the Secretariat for the forum.   

Environmental impact of products

Many companies have already started measuring the environmental performance of products. The PSF was established to lead, co-ordinate and progress existing efforts, alongside similar initiatives being undertaken around the world so that industry, Governments and others have evidence to help them prioritise which products to focus their efforts on.

WRAP has worked with both the grocery and home improvement sectors via the Courtauld Commitment and Home Improvement Sector Commitment respectively. As these two voluntary agreements have evolved, the members and Governments of the UK have expressed a desire to reduce the environmental impact of the products they make or sell – the Product Sustainability Forum was set up to take this work forward and to share best practice. 

In 2013 we published our report ‘An initial assessment of the environmental impact of grocery products’  and a range of practical materials to help you implement changes. Refer also refer to our Pathfinder projects.