Key milestone as Courtauld Commitment passes 50 signatories

A leading online retailer and four major drinks brands have signed up to the Courtauld Commitment, taking the total number of major UK brands, suppliers and retailers to 53 signatories.

Ocado, Carlsberg UK, Nestlé Waters UK, PLB Group and Typhoo are the latest UK companies pledging to take resource efficiency measures by signing up to the second phase of the Courtauld Commitment this year.

The voluntary agreement, run by the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP), aims to support businesses to improve their overall performance and reduce their environmental impact.

Momentum for the Courtauld Commitment remains strong with an additional 17 signatories having signed up in the last year to support three sector targets associated with food and drink waste and packaging, across the UK grocery retail supply chain.

WRAP’s director of design & waste prevention, Dr Richard Swannell, said: “Since the second phase of the Courtauld Commitment was launched in March 2010, the UK’s leading grocery retail companies have come together to work on solutions to maximise the opportunity for a reduction in waste to the benefit of their businesses and consumers.

“Courtauld Commitment signatories represent the vast majority of leading brands purchased by UK shoppers, which offers huge potential for reducing waste across the UK.”

Maxine Perella

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