We are pleased to announce our sign up to the Courtauld Commitment 2025, which sees us join forces with other signatories to work collaboratively to cut the resources needed to provide the UK’s food and drink by one fifth in ten years.
The Courtauld Commitment 2025 is an ambitious ten-year voluntary agreement that brings together organisations across the food system – from producer to consumer – to make food and drink production and consumption more sustainable, from the farm to the fork. It was launched in March 2016 and already its influence is touching 95% of UK food retail by market share.
The targeted overall outcomes include a 20% reduction in food & drink waste arising in the UK, 20% reduction in the greenhouse gas (GHG) intensity of food and drink consumed in the UK and reduction in impact associated with water use in the supply chain.
Marcus Gover, CEO, WRAP said: “The Courtauld Commitment 2025 is our most ambitious agreement yet and we are delighted that Cranswick has pledged their support as a signatory. We are faced with some big challenges ahead with rising populations, climate change and dwindling resources. But tackling food waste offers a practical option to address these challenges and in doing so, will create new opportunities. Only by working together can we hope to realise the big changes that are essential to ensuring a more prosperous future for individuals, businesses and the planet.”
Delivering this commitment forms a major part of our Group sustainability strategy, Second Nature, which will seek to address key issues across the whole life cycle impact of our products from farm to fork, eliminating waste and moving towards a circular economy.