Signatories to WRAP’s voluntary Courtauld Commitment 2025 have agreed to double the amount of food surplus they send for redistribution by 2020.
The signatories include large grocery retailers, food and drink manufacturers and the hospitality and food service sectors.
They have agreed “an ambition” to work collaboratively with WRAP to double the amount of surplus food they redistribute by 2020 against a 2015 baseline.
WRAP says this should double redistribution to at least 30,000 tonnes within five years, equating to an additional 60 million meals, worth an estimated £60m a year.
The charity has also published new case studies from Courtauld Commitment 2025 members:
- Tesco Community Food Connection programme in all 805 large Tesco stores and 122 convenience stores
- The Neighbourly national scheme with Marks & Spencer, which has provided 730,000 meals to 520 charities and community groups
- The Olio Food Waste Hero pilot project with Sainsbury’s, with 10,000 items of food shared between neighbours over six months. The programme is now live in more than 30 business locations, with Olio helping to make food sharing happen in 31 countries
- An Asda and Company Shop partnership. In addition to the five million meals redistributed through its existing three-year partnership with FareShare, Asda has donated further surplus food to make more than 110,000 meals through Company Shop
- The first online food map for central London created by Plan Zheroes