Resources

Report
5 November 2020

New report demonstrates good progress being made across all three targets – food waste, carbon and water – in a challenging year for food and drink.

  • Agile response by signatories to COVID-19 sees new partnerships brokered, over £4m awarded to surplus food sector, and new ‘Best Before’ guidance for surplus food.
  • New Courtauld 2025 Supply Chain GHG Working Group convened to help make faster and more effective progress towards reducing GHG emissions in supply chains.
  • Collective action catchment projects mobilised under Courtauld 2025 Water Ambition.
  • New citizen-facing brand Wasting Food: It’s Out of Date helps citizens make the link between wasted food and climate change.
Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Surplus food redistribution
  • Water stewardship
  • Courtauld 2025
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Guardians of Grub
  • Guardians of Grub Becoming a Champion
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Food date labelling
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Trade associations
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
Guide
11 September 2020

WRAP’s mission is to accelerate the move to a sustainable, resource-efficient economy through:

  • re-inventing how we design, produce and sell products
  • re-thinking how we use and consume products
  • re-defining what is possible through re-use and recycling
Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Plastic packaging design
  • Global Plastics Pacts
  • Reuse and refill
  • Film and flexible packaging
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Surplus food redistribution
  • Water stewardship
  • Courtauld 2025
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Guardians of Grub
  • Guardians of Grub Becoming a Champion
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Food date labelling
  • Meat, poultry and fish
  • Fresh produce sector
  • Dairy sector
  • Bakery sector
  • Ambient foods sector
  • Convenience, chilled foods and frozen
  • Funding
  • Whole chain resource efficiency
  • Household food waste
  • Behaviour change interventions
  • TRIFOCAL
  • Refresh
  • UN SDG 12.3
  • Textiles
  • Fibre & fabric selection
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Non-clothing textiles
  • Design for extending clothing life
  • SCAP 2020
  • Textiles 2030
  • ECAP
  • Collections & recycling
  • Consistency in collections
  • Service design
  • Communicating with residents
  • Contamination prevention
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Recycling in urban areas
  • HWRCs & bring sites
  • Commercial waste
  • Material Recovery Facilities
  • Re-use
  • Dry materials
  • Organics
  • Recovered materials markets
  • Market situation reports
  • Market snapshots
  • Gate fees
  • UN SDG 12.5
  • Electricals
  • Product durability
  • Minimising product returns
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • Packaging producers
  • Trade associations
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
Guide
14 August 2020

Making the case for waste prevention requires an understanding of the possible types of waste prevention activities that could be adopted and an indication of what these could achieve if they were implemented.    

Initiatives:
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Water stewardship
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Household food waste
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Collections and sorting
  • Recycling in urban areas
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
24 January 2020

WRAP’s latest data show that the strategies developed under Courtauld 2025, and delivered through wide-ranging partnerships, are working.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Surplus food redistribution
  • Water stewardship
  • Courtauld 2025
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Guardians of Grub
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Food date labelling
  • Whole chain resource efficiency
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
Report
6 September 2019

The Courtauld Commitment 2025 Water Ambition progress report, which sets out:

  • The physical, commercial and reputational risks facing UK food and drink businesses linked to water needs in their supply chains.
  • Steps businesses can take to reduce their exposure to water risks.
  • A ready-made framework of collective action projects in key sourcing locations which supply more than 2/3 of the UK’s vegetables (excluding potatoes) and 1/3 of the UK’s fruit.
Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Water stewardship
  • Courtauld 2025
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Trade associations
  • Non-governmental organisations
Guide
1 September 2019

This document summarises steps for any business to become a good water steward and reduce exposure to water risks. It includes a list of actions and links to further sources of guidance and support tools. It also shows a map of the Courtauld 2025 collective action project locations.

Initiatives:
  • Water stewardship
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
Report
30 January 2019

This review highlights the core achievements and impact of the Courtauld Commitment 2025 2017-18. It demonstrates that work is taking place across the food and drink chain, from ‘farm to fork’, in support of the agreement’s targets.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Surplus food redistribution
  • Water stewardship
  • Courtauld 2025
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Guardians of Grub
  • Meat, poultry and fish
  • Fresh produce sector
  • Dairy sector
  • Bakery sector
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Packaging producers
Case study
27 January 2015

January 2015

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Water stewardship
  • Courtauld 2025
Sector:
  • Retailers and brands
Case study
14 January 2015

January 2015

“Within one week of starting to raise awareness of our water use a leak was found and further monitoring has meant we have reduced our water usage by 85m3 per year, saving us up to £200 a year thanks to the Rippleffect!

Peter Hibbett, Quality and Environment Officer at Saint-Gobain Ecophon, part of the Saint-Gobain Group. 

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Water stewardship
  • Courtauld 2025
Sector:
  • Retailers and brands
Case study
22 December 2014

December 2014

The Rippleffect site survey was really useful as it identified a number of areas in which UPP could save water and money. Simple changes like reducing the WC flush volumes have already made an impact and now we are monitoring shower flow rates to assess whether we need to make changes”


James Sandie, Environmental and Sustainability Manager

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Water stewardship
  • Courtauld 2025
Sector:
  • Retailers and brands
Guide
11 December 2014

The following guidance will help you with your water efficiency programme in the food and drink industry. The guidance was developed as part of the work for the Federation House Commitment.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Water stewardship
  • Courtauld 2025
Sector:
  • Retailers and brands
Case study
30 September 2014

September 2014

The distribution centre at Didcot is Asda’s first purpose-built depot and was constructed using eco-friendly timber and reclaimed brick from a former brown-field site.  Built in 2009, the 42,000m2 ambient goods depot serves 33 stores across the south of England. Asda has a target to reduce its carbon footprint and the company is also championing reductions in water consumption at the depot.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Water stewardship
  • Courtauld 2025
Sector:
  • Retailers and brands