Working at all stages from farm to fork to improve efficiency and productivity, minimise waste, protect natural assets and reduce global warming.
In June 2020, 40 key stakeholders from across the UK meat production and supply chain came together, facilitated by WRAP, to pledge to make the UK meat industry one of the most efficient and sustainable in the world.
- Meat in a Net Zero World commits the UK meat industry to working at all stages from farm to fork to improve efficiency and productivity, minimise waste, protect natural assets and reduce global warming.
- Actions are implemented by supply chain businesses (processors, retailers, hospitality and food service businesses), with support from industry bodies.
- This collaboration aims to make the UK meat industry a world-leading example of efficient and sustainable meat production and supply.
Why this matters
It is widely recognised that meat production is a significant source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and 400,000 tonnes of meat is wasted in the UK every year, mostly at home.
The UK has a national target to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, and earlier in Scotland, with the National Farmers Union (NFU) setting a target of 2040 for the farming sector.
On a global scale, the United Nations (UN) has a target to halve food waste by 2030, a target to which the UK has signed up and which is shared by WRAP’s Courtauld Commitment 2030 and the Food Waste Reduction Roadmap.
Meat in a Net Zero world and Courtauld 2030 have begun the transformation of our food system, but transformation can only be achieved by working together. We are the catalyst that brings together businesses, governments and experts to make significant reductions in GHG, water and food waste through innovation and collaboration.
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