Nando’s, Boots UK and Iceland Foods are among 30 new firms that have joined an initiative to reduce waste.
According to WRAP, the companies that are part of the Courtauld Commitment 2025 represent 95% of the country’s food retail market.
They have committed to reduce food and drink waste as well greenhouse gas intensity by 20% each.
Other companies that are also part of the initiative are M&S, Morrisons, Aldi, Sainsbury’s and Tesco.
David Moon, Head of Sustainable Food at WRAP said: “Building connections right across the supply chain makes Courtauld 2025 a powerful voluntary agreement and we are delighted with the desire for action shown from such a range of signatories.
“Already we’ve set up a number of industry-led working groups that are meeting to address important issues. These range from water and waste to sustainable design and buying; to areas as diverse as fresh produce, meat protein, dairy, redistribution and hospitality and food service.”