Food and Drink

WRAP is working with organisations in the food and drink industry to create economic and environmental value from reducing food waste and greenhouse gas emissions, and tackling issues around water scarcity across the supply chain.

The issues

According to WRAP's research and estimates compiled by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), approximately one-third of all food produced in the world is lost or wasted. What's more, UN projections are that global demand for fresh water will exceed supply by 40% in 2030.

The facts are startling:

$984bn in economic losses globally per year, due to food loss and waste *
>£19bn worth of food waste in the UK annually *
86% UK rivers do not meet good ecological status

By working collaboratively on these issues, we can make the food and drink sector more sustainable

What is WRAP doing?

We enable organisations to unlock the economic benefits of waste reduction and resource efficiency in the food and drink supply chain.

Our experts develop collaborative projects that enable organisations to reduce food waste and GHG emissions, and protect critical water resources.

Citizen Food Waste Prevention

Enabling citizens to make meals go further, increase the life of their produce and take real action in reducing household food waste, through our consumer focussed campaigns.

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Business Food Waste Prevention

Providing practical tools for producers, manufacturers and retailers to find economic and environmental value through cutting their food waste, water usage and carbon footprint.

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International Food and Drink

Supporting international projects aimed at cutting food waste across the globe, WRAP uses its expertise and evidence to create shared vision and tailored, targeted programmes that help deliver sustainability goals.

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Protecting critical water resources

At its core, the Courtauld 2025 Water Ambition includes a programme of collective action projects that aim to improve the quality and availability of water in key sourcing areas for the UK’s food & drink.

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Our campaigns

WRAP leads industry campaigns to deliver real change to organisations and individuals in the UK and beyond.

What our partners say

WRAP has a successful track record supporting the industry, working with local authorities, communities and organisations to provide real measurable change...

"Courtauld 2025 is allowing companies from across the whole supply chain, from producer to consumer, to sit down together in collaboration and look for solutions to sustainability issues."

- Shirley Duncalf, Head of Sustainable Development, Bidvest UK

Find out more about our work supporting businesses and organisations in the food industry through Courtauld 2025:


Courtauld 2025

Courtauld 2025 Milestone Progress

Courtauld 2025 Water Ambition

Our resources

By working with WRAP your organisation can improve processes, find new techniques and implement best practice in your supply chain.

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