A ground-breaking, industry-wide roadmap and toolkit
WRAP and IGD have led an industry-wide programme of work developing a roadmap for how the UK food industry will help achieve UN Sustainable Development Goal 12.3, consulting widely with businesses, trade bodies and others from agriculture, production and manufacture, retail and hospitality and food service.
WRAP and IGD are inviting businesses to participate in whole chain food waste reduction plans (WCPs) – working together across the supply chain to take joint actions that reduce farm to fork food waste. WCPs form a key deliverable of the Courtauld Commitment 2030 and the UK Food Waste Reduction Roadmap. Supporters of the Roadmap have committed to Target, Measure, Act to reduce their own food waste, work in partnership with suppliers, and help consumers. Access the toolkit here. Businesses interested in undertaking a whole chain food waste reduction plan can also contact the WRAP team.
- Allows businesses to measure and report consistently, and with confidence;
- Helps food businesses take targeted action to reduce waste in their own operations, their supply chain and from consumers;
- Helps the food sector deliver against the Courtauld Commitment targets; and
- Helps the UK play its part in delivering the UN's Sustainable Development Goal 12.3.
Read our latest Progress Report to see the impact we're making in UK food and drink.
Introducing the Roadmap
If you're new to the Roadmap start your journey here to find out everything you need to know about how to get involved.
How to measure and report consistently and with confidence, as well as take targeted action to reduce waste in your own operations, your supply chain and from consumers.
Common guidelines for UK companies in measuring and reporting food surplus and waste data, consistent with the Food Loss and Waste Standard.
Data capture sheet
Intended for use by all food businesses in the UK and worldwide.
Who has signed up?
Discover who has committed to the Food Waste Reduction Roadmap and the ‘Target, Measure, Act’ principles.
Whole chain toolkit
Enables businesses to work together across the supply chain to take joint actions that reduce farm-to-fork food waste.
Hospitality and food service Action Plan
Defining the actions the hospitality and food service sector will take to help to deliver the UK Food Waste Reduction Roadmap.
Additional guidance on measuring and reporting food surplus and waste, specific to particular sectors and for use alongside the UK measurement and reporting guidelines.
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