Food surplus and waste measurement and reporting guidelines

WRAP and UK food businesses have agreed common guidelines for measuring and reporting on food surplus and waste, consistent with the global Food Loss and Waste Accounting and Reporting Standard (FLW Standard).

These have been produced in support of the UK Food Waste Reduction Roadmap – to help the UK meet the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 12.3 and the Courtauld Commitment 2030 target to halve food waste by 2030.

This document should be used in conjunction with the wider UK Guidelines. It provides additional recommendations for meat processing businesses (abattoirs & cutting plant), based on the specific operational considerations and challenges relevant to this sector. These recommendations will be reviewed annually to ensure that they remain fit-for-purpose. For example, as understanding of meat processing wastes and measurement approaches improve.

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