Dawn Meats pledges support to Courtauld 2025
Dawn Meats has become the latest organisation to pledge its support to Courtauld 2025, a voluntary agreement led by waste prevention body WRAP to deliver more sustainable food and drink production and consumption in the UK.
Courtauld 2025 has three main ambitions: to achieve a 20% reduction in food and drink waste; to achieve a 20% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions; and to reduce the impact associated with water use in the supply chain.
Dawn Meats will work in partnership with a range of retailers, foodservice, trade and local authority signatories under the newly formed Meat Working Group.
Marcus Sherreard, UK commercial director at Dawn Meats, commented: “Today is an important milestone in our sustainability plan, which again sees Dawn Meats collaborating with other stakeholders who share similar aspirations and objectives on continuous improvement across the entire supply chain.
“At Dawn Meats we truly believe that issues around supply chain sustainability can only be addressed collaboratively and we are delighted that WRAP has provided the food and drink industry with this opportunity to tackle issues related to resource efficiency. We are committed to working together with our partners on the Meat Working Group to identify and develop best practice in our industry in the coming years.”
Peter Maddox, director at WRAP, added: “It is great to see support for Courtauld 2025 growing at such a pace and it is imperative that it does so, given the significant economic contribution of the food and drink industry.
“We are delighted to welcome Dawn Meats on board. Dawn has demonstrated a keen understanding of the importance of sustainability to the bottom line, as well as an impressive capacity for innovation in this area. They will be important partners as we work towards a more sustainable resource-efficient economy.”