Drinkaware is a charitable organisation that aims to raise awareness and encourage behaviour change by providing the public with accessible, objective and evidence-based tools and information about alcohol. They work with the health community, alcohol industry, government, public and third sectors to help achieve their aims.
Kingsland are committed to supporting Drinkaware and join them in their aim to change the UK’s drinking habits for the better.
Courtauld Commitment 2025
The Courtauld Commitment 2025 is an ambitious ten-year voluntary agreement that brings together organisations across the food system – from producer to consumer – to make food and drink production and consumption more sustainable.
Why do we need it?
The need for a step change in how we produce and consume food and drink is widely recognised. Demand is rising, both in the UK and globally, and the UK food and drink supply chain will be subject to growing volatility as resource scarcity increases and the impacts of climate change take greater effect.
Our shared ambition is to cut the resource needed to provide food & drink by one-fifth in ten years, increasing value for everyone. The targeted overall outcomes from 2015 to 2025, calculated as a relative reduction per head of population, are:
- 20% reduction in food & drink waste arising in the UK 
- 20% reduction in the GHG intensity of food & drink consumed in the UK 
- A reduction in impact associated with water use in the supply chain 
Richard Swannell, Director of Sustainable Food Systems, said: “Courtauld 2025 is our most ambitious agreement yet and we are delighted that Kingsland Drinks has pledged their support as a signatory. We are faced with some big challenges ahead with rising populations, climate change and dwindling resources. But tackling food waste offers a practical option to address these challenges and in doing so, will create new opportunities. Only by working together can we hope to realise the big changes that are essential to ensuring a more prosperous future for individuals, businesses and the planet.”
 Including UK production, manufacture, distribution, retail, hospitality & food service and households, initially measured post-farm-gate. Pre-farm gate measurement approaches to establish a baseline are under development and will be considered for inclusion at a review point in 2018. In the meantime, collaborative project activities will include a focus on pre-farm gate waste.
 Including production in the UK & overseas, manufacture, distribution, retail, hospitality & food service and households
 Specific metric and target to be developed and agreed in partnership with signatories.