Tackling food waste wherever it occurs across supply chains is a key priority for FDF members. Particular emphasis is placed on driving out inefficiency in supply chains to prevent waste and surpluses from occurring in the first place, in line with the food waste hierarchy.

FDF members are committed to working collaboratively with their supply chain partners to meet the WRAP Courtauld 2025 and UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 12.3 food waste reduction targets. This includes our support for important initiatives such as Step up to the Plate, the Food Waste Reduction Roadmap, and the Your Business is Food Campaign.

This is illustrated by the commitments the FDF has made around food waste within its Ambition 2025. These include the contribution we are making to the WRAP Courtauld 2025 target to reduce UK food waste by 20% per person by 2025 compared to 2015.

Updates & milestones

Ambition 2025 progress report and mid-term review published

Update

On 24 February, the FDF launched our Ambition 2025 Mid-term Review and Ambition 2025 Progress Report 2020 which was supported by a series of member case studies.

As highlighted in this year’s progress report, there has been exceptional progress in some areas, including:

  • 55% reduction in CO2 emissions, five years before the target was due to be reached.
  • 41.5% reduction in absolute water consumption in 2019 and support for the Courtauld 2025 Water Ambition.
  • Contributed to the Food Waste Reduction Roadmap.
  • Continued to build relationships with key stakeholders and with UK governments including through engagement on various the Plastics tax; undertook advocacy on PRN cost crisis; supported the UK Plastics Pact; and launched new guidelines on using recycled content in plastic packaging applications.
  • Promoted the fewer and friendlier miles agenda through FDF’s 10 Point Checklist.
  • Updated and promoted the Sustainability Resource Hub.
  • Promoted the FDF Natural Capital Awareness Document.

The FDF also published a press release, with supporting quote from Environment Minister, Rebecca Pow MP. The launch has been extensively covered across the trade media.

UK Food Waste Reduction Roadmap Progress Report 2020

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On 24 September, WRAP and IGD published the UK Food Waste Reduction Roadmap Progress Report 2020.

Despite the challenging times for the grocery sector, the WRAP/IGD report highlights the progress made in terms of businesses committing to the Roadmap, implementing Target Measure Act and reporting on food surplus and waste.

Alongside the report, WRAP also published a suite of new case studies, new and updated technical guidance and a new Whole Chain Food Waste Reduction Plan Toolkit which offers farm-to-fork solutions for businesses.

News

The Food and Drink Federation publishes Ambition 2025 Progress and Mid-Term Review reports

Food and drink companies beat CO2 reduction targets five years early, leading to new sustainability commitments in far reaching report.

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Food and Drink Federation response to the introduction of the Environment Bill

FDF response to the Environment Bill.

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Manufacturers reduce food waste by 30% within a decade

The FDF has today published the latest annual progress report for its Ambition 2025 environmental targets, showing that the food and drink manufacturing sector delivered a reduction in food waste of over 30% on a per capita basis since 2011.

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