Business Food Waste Prevention

WRAP works with businesses, organisations and charities across the supply chain, from farm to fork. Our evidence based research and technical innovations can help save your business money by implementing simple food waste solutions.

The issues: Why encourage businesses to reduce food waste?

The issues

Why encourage businesses to reduce food waste?

Approximately one-third of all food produced in the world intended for human consumption is lost or wasted. This level of inefficiency in the global food system has significant economic, social, and environmental impacts.

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 12.3 calls for a halving of per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and for reducing food losses along production and supply chains (including postharvest losses) by 2030.

Research by WRAP and The World Resources Institute found a strong business case for reducing food loss and waste, with the average business able to achieve a 14:1 positive return on investment.

What is WRAP doing?

We enable organisations to unlock the economic benefits of waste reduction and resource efficiency in the food and drink supply chain.

Our experts contribute know-how and evidence-based tools developed from nearly 20 years helping organisations to reach their food waste reduction and resource efficiency goals.

Our Campaigns

WRAP leads industry campaigns to deliver real change to organisations across the supply chain, both in the UK and internationally.

The Courtauld Commitment 2025: Cutting the cost of food and drink

Transforming City Food Habits for Life

Love Food Hate Waste aims to reduce the amount of food waste from households

REFRESH: Resource Efficient Food and Drink for the Entire Supply Chain

Your Business Is Food: Don't Throw it Away!

Our work in action

Our experts contribute the know-how and evidence-based tools that will help deliver international sustainability goals.

Co-op and Tulip make annual retail savings of £395,000

Annual retail savings of £395,000, with significant further opportunities, were achieved in this whole chain collaboration project between Co-operative Food, its pork supplier, Tulip and their pig producers.

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Target, Measure, Act

Food surplus and waste measurement and reporting guidelines

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Opportunities to reduce waste along the journey of milk, from dairy to home

New report by WRAP uncovers the scale of the milk waste across the supply chain and highlights the ways we can significantly reduce thousands of tonnes of milk waste worth more than £150Million.

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What our partners say

WRAP has a successful track record supporting the industry, working with local authorities, communities and organisations to provide real measurable change...

Helping consumers reduce poultry waste at home

“Our calculation indicates that the packs could help prevent 1,370 tonnes of chicken from going to waste every year with an associated 5,490 tonne reduction in the carbon footprint. If we extrapolate this across a number of products, we estimate a potential poultry waste prevention of 3,100 tonnes and a carbon saving of 12,400 tonnes of carbon equivalent – an outstanding result for allthe companies involved in the project.”

- Mark Caul, Technical Manager for Packaging, Tesco

“As a major food retailer we have a responsibility and ability to bring about large-scale change when it comes to tackling food waste. By listening to our customers and working with the University of Leeds and WRAP, we have been able to deliver a campaign that truly helped our customers to save money and live better.”

- Laura Babbs, Sustainability Manager, Asda

Find out more about our work supporting businesses and organisations in the food industry through the Courtauld Commitment 2025:

Courtauld 2025

Our Resources

By working with WRAP your organisation can improve processes, find new techniques and implementbest practice in your supply chain.






Case studies