Our work for people and planet annual review

Annual Review

Our Work for People and Planet

This has been a period in our lives which we may want to forget. But never can. While we have faced huge challenges, we have also made huge progress.

As you will read in this report and highlighted in the short film below, we have one of our busiest years ever; tackling the environmental impact of the food system, working to build a sustainable fashion industry, and reducing plastic pollution.

Adapting to a changing world

We’re proud of the impact of our work, but we know that we can’t solve the world’s biggest challenges alone. Which is why collaboration is at the heart of what we do.

Our progress included:

  • Becoming a Global Alliance Partner for the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge’s Royal Foundation to support The Earthshot Prize, which announced its first awards last October.
  • Recommending how the UK government and businesses could reach net zero emissions ahead of COP26 last November. We supported public sector organisations in Wales on spending £2billion more sustainably.
  • Focusing on people and not-for-profit organisations, who benefited from grants to redistribute more surplus food to those who needed it the most. We also started to make WRAP the most diverse and inclusive organisation it can be.
  • Celebrating our first Food Waste Action Week, the launch of Latin America’s first food voluntary agreement, and Asia’s first Plastics Pact. Our Recycle Week 2020 was the biggest yet and showed the support and commitment to recycling crews throughout the pandemic.


There is still much to do as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report 2021 indicates and we know that by harnessing the power of partnerships and working collaboratively solves problems. That’s why WRAP’s growing the reach and impact of our work around the world, to benefit both people and planet.

If you share our ambition and you’re ready to act, we want to hear from you – [email protected]

WRAP's Annual Report & Consolidated Accounts 2020/21 is available on Companies House and the Charity Commission websites.