ISS signs up to Courtauld Commitment 2025

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Catering services provider, ISS Facility Services UK has signed up to the Courtauld Commitment, the 10-year voluntary agreement that brings together organisations across the food system – from producer to consumer – to make food and drink production and consumption more sustainable, from the farm to the fork.

Overseen and co-ordinated by the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP), the agreement's targeted overall outcomes from 2015 to 2025, calculated as a relative reduction per head of population, are:

  • A 20% reduction in food and drink waste arising in the UK
  • A 20% reduction in the greenhouse gas (GHG) intensity of food and drink consumed in the UK
  • A reduction in impact associated with water use in the supply chain

Stephen Waterman, managing director - ISS Food and Hospitality, said: "We have already been taking steps to reduce food waste in our business by providing our chefs and kitchen teams with a simple app that enables them to track and minimise food waste over time, plus there's plenty more we will be doing on this issue."

Steve Creed, director of business programmes, WRAP, added: "The Courtauld Commitment 2025 is our most ambitious agreement yet. 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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