WRAP


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WRAP is a not-for-profit body helping organisations to cut supply chain costs through sustainable buying, sourcing and efficient resource use. This is achieved by forging powerful partnerships and delivering ground-breaking initiatives to support more sustainable economic growth.

WRAP's mission is to accelerate the move to a sustainable, resource-efficient economy by:

  • re-inventing how we design, produce and sell products;
  • re-thinking how we use and consume products; and
  • re-defining what is possible through re-use and recycling.

 

WRAP specialise in supporting waste and efficiency guidance across many procurement sectors.  Collaborative programmes for delivering sustainable business growth in the UK include:

  • Food
  • Textiles
  • Electronics 

 

WRAP publish best practice and guidance materials to support procurement professionals in their working roles.

Food

Courtaulds Sustainability LogoThe Courtauld Commitment 2025 (C2025) is an ambitious voluntary agreement that brings together organisations across the food system - from producer to consumer - to make food and drink production and consumption more sustainable.

 

C2025 is an approach to food waste reduction  and resource efficiency, supporting businesses to consider cost saving implications and environmental impacts within their supply chains.

 

Review guidance material around the Courtauld Commitment, find out what it is and how it could make a difference within your supply chain.

 

An insight into Courtauld Commitment 2025

 

 


 

  • What is the Courtauld Commitment 2025 (C2025) – helping the food and drink sector, including major manufacturers and retailers, to develop smarter buying and sourcing practices;

Textiles

The Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP) brings together forward-thinking organisations from across the clothing supply chain to re-invent how clothes are designed and produced, to consider extending the life of clothes and to re-define what is possible through re-use and recycling.

 

Examples of guidance and best practice materials to support supply chains operating in the clothing and textile sector.
  • SCAP - WRAP's voluntary agreement is revolutionising the clothing industry by helping to create new revenue streams and new product offerings, for example by increasing re-use and recycling to recover maximum value from used clothing.
  • The Clothing Knowledge Hub – a key resource for designers and product developers. The Clothing Knowledge Hub showcases new initiatives, processes and technologies which can reduce the environmental impact of clothing.                     

Electronics

The Electrical and Electronic Equipment Sustainability Action Plan (esap) - extending product durability through design, minimising product returns and gaining greater value from re-use and recycling.

WRAP are partnering with leading retailers, brands and re-use and recycling organisations to support a circular economy to tackle sustainability challenges and deliver extensive economic, commercial and environmental benefits for the Electronic and Electrical Equipment (EEE) sector.

Guidance material is available to support sustainable action within the electronics sector.

Sustainability Guidance

WRAP's vision is a world in which resources are used sustainably.

The case for change is clear.  For instance:

 

  • Food that ends up as waste in the UK is costing us £17bn a year.
  • Electrical and electronic product returns cost businesses an estimated £400million every year.
  • Increasing the active life of all clothing by nine months would cut resource costs by £5 billion.

WRAP is a world leader in establishing the facts, getting the right people working together, then converting ideas into action and delivery on the ground. This includes working with businesses, their procurement professionals and supply chain partners to deliver real economic growth.

 

Sustainable procurement is a key objective within WRAP’s current business plan and we have developed tools and guidance for procurers to make their contracts more resource efficient.

E-learning modules covering Introduction to Sustainable Procurement; Textiles, ICT, Furniture, Construction and Re-use and Remanufacturing. 

Implementing sustainable procurement: Overcoming common barriers 

Innovative business model map

Case Study: Embedding Sustainable Procurement

Case Study: Sustainable Procurement of Print Requirements 

Case Study: Developing a Sustainable Procurement Policy

Summary guide to Identifying Raw Material Risks