Winterbotham Darby have joined a collective of large UK food businesses (across retail, manufacturing and foodservice) to commit to reduce food waste by 50%, by 2030, across their UK operations.
The UN reports that about a third of all food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted and in the UK alone this was worth over £20 billion. This has a massive social and environment impact, not to mention cost implication for businesses within the food industry.
Brought together by IGD and WRAP*, Winterbotham Darby are part of a group of 87 early adopters who, via a consultative process, have come up with the Foodwaste Reduction Roadmap. The roadmap will help businesses measure, target and act to reduce their food waste.
Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
The roadmap encompasses the entire supply chain from field to fork, and clearly shows the actions large businesses will take to address food waste both in their own operations, and by working to support their suppliers. It also sets out how these businesses can engage with consumers to help reduce their food waste.
By September 2019, the first major milestone on the Roadmap, the aim is to have fifty per cent of the UK’s largest 250 food businesses measuring, reporting and acting on food waste. With all 250 companies doing so by 2026.
Winterbotham Darby commitment
So our commitment, is that by 2030 we will reduce our food waste by 50%, for our UK operations, and to publicly report on this. We’ll be updating our website with the information once we have it available.
For more information and to see a copy of the roadmap, visit the WRAP website
* WRAP head up the Love Food Hate Waste campaign