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Food Waste Reduction Roadmap

A ground-breaking, industry-wide roadmap and toolkit

The Food Waste Reduction Roadmap is the leading free access initiative for UK food businesses, developed by industry in collaboration with WRAP and the IGD.

Signing up to the Roadmap is how UK businesses demonstrate their commitment to delivering the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 12.3 to halve food waste by 2030.​

Why sign up to the Food Waste Reduction Roadmap?

Hundreds of UK food and drink businesses have already committed to the Food Waste Reduction Roadmap, including major brands and retailers, and many leading food service, hospitality, manufacturing and producer businesses​ (see below ‘Who has signed up?).​

  • Measure and report with guidance and templates used widely by UK industry since 2018​
  • Report once annually with options to share data with participating customers​
  • Approach supported by Defra and all the UK’s Devolved Administrations​
  • Aligned with the International Food Loss & Waste Standard​
  • There are no fees.​
How to sign up to the Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
Introduction to the Food Waste Reduction Roadmap

Introducing the Roadmap

If you're new to the Roadmap start your journey here to find out everything you need to know.

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Actions to support delivery of the  UK Food Waste Reduction Roadmap

Sector specific action lists

Defining the actions that specific sectors can take to help to deliver the UK Food Waste Reduction Roadmap.

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Food Waste Reduction Roadmap Toolkit


How to measure and report consistently and with confidence, as well as take targeted action to reduce waste in your own operations, your supply chain and from consumers.

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UK food surplus and waste measurement and reporting guidelines

Measurement guidelines

Common guidelines for UK companies in measuring and reporting food surplus and waste data, consistent with the Food Loss and Waste Standard.

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Food loss and waste data capture sheet

Data capture sheet

Intended for use by all food businesses in the UK and worldwide.

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Food Waste Reduction Roadmap businesses and supporters list

Who has signed up?

Discover who has committed to the Food Waste Reduction Roadmap and the ‘Target, Measure, Act’ principles.

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Whole chain food waste reduction plan toolkit

Whole chain toolkit

Enables businesses to work together across the supply chain to take joint actions that reduce farm-to-fork food waste.

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