Food Waste Reduction Roadmap

Ground-breaking, industry wide roadmap and toolkit will:
  • Allow businesses to measure and report consistently and with confidence
  • Help food businesses take targeted action to reduce waste in their own operations, their supply chain and from consumers
  • Help the food sector deliver against Courtauld 2025 targets
  • Help the UK deliver its part in Sustainable Development Goal 12.3

Food Waste Reduction Roadmap & Toolkit


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The UK's largest retailers, food producers and manufacturers, and hospitality and food service companies have committed to milestones laid out in a new industry Food Waste Reduction Roadmap, developed in conjunction with IGD and WRAP to tackle food waste in the UK. To accompany the roadmap and toolkit there is a range of guidance and templates to help you 'Target, Measure and Act' on food waste.

The Food Waste Reduction Roadmap and commitment wording

How the food industry will implement a strategy of 'Target, Measure, Act' to deliver against the commitment on SDG12.3.

UK measurement and reporting guidelines

Common guidelines for UK companies in measuring and reporting food surplus and waste data, consistent with the Food Loss and Waste Standard (FLW).

Data Capture Sheet and Reporting Template

This sheet and template are intended for use by all large UK food businesses and are consistent with the FLW Standard and The Food Waste Atlas.

Sector specific guidance

These will provide additional guidance on measuring and reporting food surplus and waste, specific to particular sectors and for use alongside the UK measurement and reporting guidelines.

Hospitality and Food Service sector Action Plan

The Hospitality and Food Service sector Action Plan defines the actions and milestones for the sector to take to deliver the UK Food Waste Reduction Roadmap and Target Measure Act.

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