The Felix Project Joins Fight To Make Food and Drink Productions More Sustainable

The Felix Project is delighted to announce that we have signed up to the Courtauld Commitment 2030.

The voluntary agreement brings together farmers, food manufacturers, food retailers, the hospitality industry, local authorities and other like-minded organisations. The aim is that they all work together to reduce food and drink waste and the resulting harm it does to the environment.

Les Golden, Head of Food supply at The Felix Project said:

“Research says food production is responsible for around a third of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and puts enormous stress on our land and water supplies, yet every year in the UK alone, over 9.5 million tonnes goes to waste. It’s clear saving more surplus food has a key role to play, not only for the environment but also, during these challenging times, it is vital we ensure more perfectly edible food goes to the people that need it. We are therefore looking forward to playing our part in making the food and drink industry more sustainable.”

The agreement, which first started in 2005, has already had a lot of success. Between 2015 and 2018 there was 7% reduction in GHG emissions and in food waste – that equates to 480,000 tonnes of food. The latest agreement, which has over 170 signatories signed up aims to further improve on these achievements; targets include:

  • A 50% reduction in food waste per capita, covering manufacturing, retail, hospitality, food service and household by 2030
  • A 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from food industries by 2030
  • 50% of fresh food being sourced from areas with sustainable water management by 2030

To find out more about the Courtauld Commitment visit the WRAP website here