Resources

Guide
17 March 2020
  • Practical guides developed with industry.
  • Help plan and undertake field measurements.
  • Field Record Sheet & Reporting Template to help record measurements.
  • Enable growers to identify opportunities to reduce waste and increase marketed yield.
Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Surplus food redistribution
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Trade associations
Guide
1 January 2020

This document is intended to answer the most frequently asked questions that relate to the key elements of the Food Waste Reduction Roadmap and support its implementation. These are based on feedback gathered during the consultation process with the UK food and drink industry during 2018.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Guardians of Grub
  • Whole chain resource efficiency
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Guide
1 January 2020

There are many considerations when deciding on pack design, label layout and content. 

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Food date labelling
  • Convenience, chilled foods and frozen
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Retailers and brands
  • Packaging producers
  • Trade associations
Guide
4 November 2019

The purpose of this guidance is to explain and demonstrate which changes to products, packs, labels and the retail environment are most effective and impactful in helping consumers reduce fruit and vegetable waste, and how they can be applied.

UPDATE FEBRUARY 2022: WRAP has published ground-breaking new research into uncut fresh fruit and vegetables and the opportunities to reduce household food waste. Please note that the findings of the new research and the recommended actions differ from those contained in our current labelling guidance. Pending discussions with relevant partner organisations WRAP will be revising this guidance in line with the new recommendations. Please contact WRAP if you would like further information.
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
Guide
1 November 2019

The purpose of this guidance is to ensure that bread and bakery goods are properly labelled and stored and used correctly in the home.

Initiatives:
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Food date labelling
  • Bakery sector
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Packaging producers
  • Trade associations
Guide
4 September 2019

This guidance is a significant move in the fight against food waste. It will help ensure shoppers are given consistent, clear advice around how to manage and store food at home.

This document provides guidance on how to apply and use food date labels1 and how UK law applies throughout the ‘life cycle’ of a food product (that is from initial product design and development right through to sale or redistribution).

UPDATE FEBRUARY 2022: WRAP has published ground-breaking new research into uncut fresh fruit and vegetables and the opportunities to reduce household food waste. Please note that the findings of the new research and the recommended actions differ from those contained in our current labelling guidance. Pending discussions with relevant partner organisations WRAP will be revising this guidance in line with the new recommendations. Please contact WRAP if you would like further information.
Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Food date labelling
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
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
Guide
21 July 2019

This is a list of food surplus and food wastepercentage rates across a range of agricultural sectors. The aim is tohelp farmers understand average, high and low performance in their sectors. The data is taken from the WRAP report Food waste in primary production in the UK.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Fresh produce sector
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Manufacturers
Guide
4 February 2019

Unlocking the full economic and environmental benefits of waste reduction and resource efficiency in the food and drink supply chain requires a rapid transition to a more sustainable food system. More efficient production and wasting less will help, but we should also consider the sustainability of the food we eat, sell and serve.

Pulses, grains and vegetables require fewer resources and generate less greenhouse gas emissions than other food types, and are therefore cornerstones of sustainable eating.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Household food waste
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • National government and departments
Guide
19 September 2018

WRAP and UK food businesses have agreed a set of 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).

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Surplus food redistribution
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Guardians of Grub
  • Guardians of Grub Becoming a Champion
  • Whole chain resource efficiency
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Retailers and brands
  • Trade associations
Guide
19 September 2018

These guidelines clarify and contextualise the requirements from the UK Guidelines for Measuring and Reporting Food Surplus and Waste (UK Guidelines), for the retail sector, based on retailers’ specific operational considerations.

The purpose is to help food retailers measure and report on food surplus and waste that occurs within their own operations, so they can reduce it through evidence-driven strategies.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Whole chain resource efficiency
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Retailers and brands
Guide
11 September 2018

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 target to halve food waste by 2030.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Meat, poultry and fish
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands