Courtauld 2025 set to ensure resilient supply chains

WRAP has proposed an agreement - Courtauld 2025 - for collaborative action between retailers and suppliers across the UK food and drink sector to help companies become more resilient to future changes in supply and demand.

According to WRAP, global demand for food is expected to increase by around 60% in 2050 since 2005, creating a challenge for food security and business resilience.

Courtauld 2025 will be implemented in 2016 to replace the current Courtauld 3 Commitment. The proposal is still being developed and no targets have been identified.

However, the plan has been discussed with governments and industry stakeholders of WRAP’s Product Sustainability Forum and targets for carbon, water and waste reduction spanning the whole food system are to be agreed.

Efficiency savings

The focus will be on four main delivery themes:

– Changing what is supplied
– Changing how it is supplied
– Changing how it is consumed
– Changing what is done with waste and by-products throughout the life-cycle

Through the agreement, WRAP aims to help consumers cut avoidable food waste and assist businesses in sharing efficiency savings along supply chains, waste less and get more value from unavoidable waste.

WRAP will announce a formal proposition in 2015.

Earlier today, edie reported on WRAP’s joint venture with the London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) to deliver a programme helping London local authorities reach the Mayor of London’s 50% recycling target by 2020. 

Lois Vallely

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