Ninety of the UK’s largest retailers, food producers, manufacturers, and hospitality and foodservice companies have committed to targets laid out in a new industry Food Waste Reduction Roadmap.
The roadmap has been developed by IGD, the education and training charity for the food and grocery industry, and WRAP (the The Waste and Resources Action Programme) to further reduce the UK’s £20 billion food waste problem. It encompasses the entire supply chain from field to fork, and shows what large businesses will do to address food waste within their own operations by supporting their suppliers. It also sets out how these businesses can engage with consumers to help reduce their food waste. The roadmap has the support of the UK’s largest food trade bodies, businesses across the supply chain and Defra, Welsh and Scottish Governments.
By September 2019, the first major milestone on the Roadmap, the aim is to have 50% of the UK’s largest 250 food businesses measuring, reporting and acting on food waste., with all 250 companies doing so by 2026.