Resources

Report
20 July 2021

Shaping a sustainable recovery.

The Courtauld Commitment Annual Report sets out the progress that has been made by the food and drink sector this year towards achieving the voluntary agreement’s targets and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. In yet another turbulent year for food and drink, the sector has continued  to deliver meaningful action on climate change, driving collaboration across the entire food system to measure and reduce food waste, greenhouse gas emissions and water stress.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Surplus food redistribution
  • Water stewardship
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Guardians of Grub
  • Guardians of Grub Becoming a Champion
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Food date labelling
  • Whole chain resource efficiency
  • Household food waste
  • Behaviour change interventions
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Local Authorities
  • Trade associations
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
Tool
29 June 2021

Redistributing surplus food from farms can help those who do not have enough to feed themselves, reduce food waste and ensure that the hard effort of farmers and growers does not go to waste.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Surplus food redistribution
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Fresh produce sector
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Manufacturers
Guide
10 June 2021

This best practice guide identifies how a more consistent approach can be taken to the redistribution of surplus retailer own-label food from supply chain businesses. This will result in more food being made available for redistribution, in a timely manner.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Surplus food redistribution
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Non-governmental organisations
Guide
31 March 2021

On this page you'll find introductory information about the UK Food Waste Reduction Roadmap, including the benefits in joining and everything your business needs to get started in delivering the Roadmap and 'Target, Measure, Act'.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Whole chain resource efficiency
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
Tool
30 March 2021

The purpose of the Framework for Effective Redistribution Partnerships (‘the Redistribution Framework’) is to help organisations increase volumes of food redistributed in the UK by:

1) Providing a structured and efficient approach to the creation and operation of partnerships which enable successful food redistribution, taking into account the needs and ways of working of both the food surplus provider and a recipient organisation;

2) Supporting more consistent exchange of key information; and 3) Stimulating a more structured approach to the identification of surpluses suitable for redistribution.

The Redistribution Framework is intended to help individual providers and recipients to adopt or adapt their own processes and choices for handling surplus, to fit with existing ways of working, while making it easier for multiple organisations to work with each other.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Surplus food redistribution
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
Guide
24 March 2021

Supporting on-farm measurement.

This resource pack is for farm advisers, including field teams and technical staff in supply chain businesses who work with farmers, as well as independent advisers. It supports advisers to deliver projects with groups of farmers to measure food surplus and waste together. Working in groups helps farmers to identify differences and collaborate on opportunities to improve.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Fresh produce sector
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
Case study
15 March 2021

The Government’s current Environment Plan introduced its policy to achieve zero avoidable plastic waste by the end of 2042. One of the aims is to reduce the amount of plastic in circulation through reducing demand for single-use plastic. WRAP has been working closely with retailers to explore plastic-free/loose supermarket aisles and has supported a leading UK retailer, Morrisons, to evaluate a plastic-free/loose fresh produce trial in its store in Skipton, North Yorkshire.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Food date labelling
  • Fresh produce sector
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Packaging producers
Tool
15 March 2021

Supporting on-farm measurement of food loss and waste.

This resource pack is for farm advisers, including field teams and technical staff in supply chain businesses who work with farmers, as well as independent advisers. It supports advisers to deliver projects with groups of farmers to measure food surplus and waste together. Working in groups helps farmers to identify differences and collaborate on opportunities to improve.

The resources available to download are:

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
Case study
18 December 2020

Keelings International is a grower and packer of various fresh salads and fruits, based in Northamptonshire. Their customer base spans retailers, wholesalers, and the food service sector in the UK, mainland Europe and Asia.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Fresh produce sector
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Manufacturers
Case study
18 December 2020

Moulton Bulb Company Ltd is a family run and owned business which has been sourcing and packing the finest quality and largest range of onions, garlic, and shallots available to the UK market since 1979.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Fresh produce sector
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Manufacturers
Report
17 December 2020

A world where resources are used sustainably. This is our vision. And this plan tells you what we will do to get there.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • UN SDG 12.3
  • Textiles
  • Collections & recycling
  • UN SDG 12.5
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
Report
11 December 2020

An analysis of compositional data and WasteDataFlow information to produce estimates of food in local authority collected waste streams from UK homes in 2010. A comparison is made with 2006/07 estimates for England.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands