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Sodexo signs up to Courtauld Commitment 2025

Sodexo has become one of 100 organisations to sign up to Courtauld Commitment 2025, and will now work along the entire food chain to reduce the environmental impact of its food and drink, from farm to fork and beyond.
The pioneering 10-year commitment – a voluntary agreement aimed at bringing together organisations from across the food and drink industry to make production and consumption more sustainable, was launched earlier this week by the UK’s resource efficiency charity WRAP, on behalf of the UK Government and Devolved Administrations.
The new commitment goes further than ever before with three ambitious targets:
• A 20 per cent reduction in food and drink waste arising in the UK bullets
• A 20 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas intensity of food and 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, added:
“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.”
Signatories to date, include major UK food retailers, brands, food service companies, trade bodies and local authorities.