Sodexo signs up to Courtauld 2025

March 17, 2016

Sodexo has signed up to the Courtauld Commitment 2025 launched by WRAP. The voluntary agreement aims to reduce the environmental impact of our food and drink, from farm to fork and beyond.

Courtauld 2025

Sodexo, the world’s largest services company, has signed up to Courtauld Commitment 2025, the world–leading voluntary agreement to work along the entire food chain to reduce the environmental impact of our food and drink, from farm to fork and beyond.

The pioneering commitment was unveiled on Tuesday 15 March by the UK’s resource efficiency charity WRAP, on behalf of the UK Government and Devolved Administrations.

Sodexo is one of 100 signatories including all major UK food retailers, brands, food service companies, trade bodies and local authorities which have signed up to the commitment. The commitment goes further than ever before with three ambitious targets:

  • A 20% reduction in food and drink waste arising in the UK bullets

  • A 20% reduction in greenhouse gas intensity of food & drink consumed in the UK

  • A reduction in impact associated with water use in the supply chain

Edwina Hughes, corporate responsibility manager at Sodexo, said, “Becoming a signatory of this initiative fits perfectly with our Better Tomorrow Plan commitments.  This new agreement will help us and the food and drink industry as a whole focus our efforts on reducing the environmental impact of our business operations. We look forward to working with WRAP on this new initiative.”

Richard Swannell, Director of Sustainable Food Systems at WRAP, said, “Courtauld 2025 is our most ambitious agreement yet and we are delighted that Sodexo has pledged their support as a signatory. We are faced with some big challenges ahead with rising populations, climate change and dwindling resources. But tackling food waste offers a practical option to address these challenges and in doing so, will create new opportunities. Only by working together can we hope to realise the big changes that are essential to ensuring a more prosperous future for individuals, businesses and the planet.”

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