The Foodservice Packaging Association (FPA), fully endorses today’s unveiling by WRAP of the Courtauld Commitment 2025, a 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 FPA is a signatory to the agreement and has been involved in the Hospitality and Foodservice agreement from the outset.


Executive Director Martin Kersh said: “The FPA was a very strong advocate of this development as the agendas of both the Courtauld Agreement and the Hospitality & Foodservice Agreement were beginning to merge particularly with regard to working together to reduce food waste. The Hospitality and Foodservice Agreement has been a success and has provided a catalyst for foodservice retailers, caterers and restaurants to implement strategies for reducing food waste. This message also got through to non-signatories who are analysing their menus and portion sizes. Courtauld initially sought to reduce packaging weight and excellent progress has been made but more recently the focus on packaging has now moved towards optimising the use of material in protecting food and extending shelf life.


“With so much food and drink consumed away from the home the hospitality and foodservice sectors have a huge part to play in achieving the Courtauld 2025 targets and the FPA looks forward to working with  leading UK grocers and food and drink brands and playing its part in achieving these goals.”



For more information about the FPA’s involvement with WRAP and Courtauld 2025 , please contact FPA Executive Director Martin Kersh on email admin@foodservicepackaging.org.uk or call 02079 938343.


For more information about the FPA and the benefits it delivers for members please go to www.foodservicepackaging.org.uk


16 March 2016

*WRAP Courtauld 2025 press release www.wrap.org.uk/Courtauld2025

WRAP Press release


Issued on behalf of the FPA by Leapfrog PR. Editorial contact is Felicity Read on 01242 282000 or email felicity@leapfropgpr.com