A look at the strategy and practices that enable Co-op to adopt the principles of the UK Food Waste Reduction Roadmap – 'Target, Measure, Act'.

Key facts

  • Reduced food waste by 29% since 2015.
  • Committed to UK Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Courtauld 2025 signatory.
  • Working towards United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 12.3.
  • Adopted food and drink waste hierarchy.

“Co-op is committed to UK and global initiatives to fight food waste including the Courtauld Commitment 2025 and UK Food Waste Reduction Roadmap; and ultimately the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 12.3. To date, we’ve removed a third of waste through a number of initiatives, such as a new system for reduced pricing when food is about to go past its ‘use by’ or ‘best before’ dates, making sure more gets sold and eaten. Our ambition is that no food fit to eat should go to waste, and we are making great progress to achieve the targets we set.”

Iain Ferguson, Environment Manager, Co-op

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