Shaping a sustainable recovery.

The Courtauld Commitment Annual Report sets out the progress that has been made by the food and drink sector this year towards achieving the voluntary agreement’s targets and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. In yet another turbulent year for food and drink, the sector has continued  to deliver meaningful action on climate change, driving collaboration across the entire food system to measure and reduce food waste, greenhouse gas emissions and water stress.


The Courtauld Commitment 2030

In addition to outlining all of the achievements made by signatories under the Courtauld Commitment 2025, this year's report demonstrates how and why the agreement is transitioning to become the Courtauld Commitment 2030, with:

  • A re-alignment of the targets and timeline to fit with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, as well as the reframing of these targets to emphasise the interconnected nature of the GHG, water, and food waste sustainability challenges for the global food system; and
  • Associate Membership - a bold new way in which the Courtauld Commitment is creating more opportunities for businesses is by enabling participation in the agreement for businesses for whom
    there were previously barriers to joining, such as budget or resource constraints.

The report also outlines how the Courtauld Commitment is increasingly highlighted as an exemplar voluntary agreement internationally.

Marcus Gover, WRAP CEO:

 "I’m immensely proud of what we’ve achieved under the Courtauld Commitment 2025 during the last 5 years. But with COP26 fast approaching, the new Courtauld Commitment 2030 has been refreshed to build on this success and meet newer demands of climate action head on. Courtauld has always addressed the most significant sustainability challenges that the sector faces – carbon reduction, improved water stewardship and food waste. Climate change is the biggest threat we all face, and fixing food is vital. I believe Courtauld has never been more important as only fundamental change can reset our fragile global food system into a sustainable model that will feed us in the future, and cut greenhouse gas emissions towards net zero."

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  • The Courtauld Commitment Annual Report 2021

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