02 August 2021
Courtauld Commitment extended
WRAP has recently announced that the Courtauld Commitment, which launched in 2015 as a 10-year programme, is to be extended to 2030.
The Commitment is already helping those in the UK food and drink sector to deliver against the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 12.3 to halve food waste and this move means it now aligns with the wider global target.
The core Courtauld Commitment targets have been recast as follows:
- A 50% absolute reduction in GHG emissions associated with food and drink consumed in the UK by 2030, against a 2015 baseline.
- A 50% per capita reduction in food waste by 2030 vs the UK 2007 baseline.
- To achieve sustainable water management (quality and quantity) in the top 20 most important product and ingredient sourcing areas in the UK and overseas – covering 50% of product ingredients deemed ‘at risk’ from water insecurity.
To enable the benefits of the Courtauld Commitment 2030 to be accessible to smaller businesses, WRAP has now also introduced an Associate Membership model meaning small and medium-sized enterprises can access a dedicated online platform with resources to help implement strategies towards the core targets on carbon, water stewardship and food waste prevention.
The Courtauld Commitment Annual Report, has also recently been published highlighting many of the activities of the last year.