The Food Waste Reduction Roadmap was launched by IGD and WRAP in September 2018. This ground-breaking, industry wide roadmap and toolkit will:
• Enable businesses to measure and report consistently and with confidence
• Equip businesses in taking targeted action to reduce waste in their own operations, their supply chain and from consumers
• Ensure the UK delivers its part in Sustainable Development Goal 12.3
The largest retailers and many of the UK’s leading food manufacturers and foodservice companies share a commitment to reducing food waste and now we need your help.
Last year, in a world first, we united behind a roadmap, setting out how the UK food industry can contribute to delivering UN Sustainable Development Goal 12.3: to halve food waste by 2030. Food waste is not only morally wrong, there is also a strong financial incentive. More than 10 million tonnes of food is wasted in the UK annually, worth over £20 billion.
The UK government fully supports the roadmap and expects industry to commit to its success. DEFRA’s strategy for waste management includes the roadmap milestones. It also indicates that if a voluntary approach is insufficient, then mandatory reporting on food waste is very likely to be introduced.
If you haven’t already, commit to the Roadmap and to Target Measure Act (TMA) on your food waste by signing and returning the attached form to WRAP.
A dedicated member of WRAP’s business engagement team will deliver and coordinate tailored one-to-one support for large* suppliers in implementing Target Measure Act, based on their responses to the TMA self-assessment and subsequent discussions. You can also take advantage of their free tools and contact WRAP if you have any further queries.
*Large businesses are those with at least 250 employees and/or £50m+ annual turnover.