F&B Hospitality & leisure

Sustainability Key Dates

A selection of useful resources for the Food & Beverage, Hospitality & Leisure sectors, including legislation relating to plastic packaging and food waste, hospitality-based accreditations, and developing sustainability goals.

Interested in supporting area-wide sustainability activities or sharing best practice with other businesses in your sector? Get in touch to find out more.

  • SME Climate Hub Carbon Calculator

  • The 1.5°C Business Playbook

  • Understanding Greenhouse Gas Protocol & Scopes

  • Scope 3 GHG Measurement and Reporting Protocols for Food and Drink

  • Science Based Targets Initiative

  • Business Climate Hub – actions for SMEs

  • Support for SMEs to decarbonise

  • Sustainable Development Goals

  • Guardians of Grub

  • Nature strategy handbook

  • New partnership to standardise international hotel sustainability

  • The Mayor’s Business Climate Challenge (BCC)

  • UKHospitality Sustainability Guide

  • Sustainable Hospitality Alliance Pathway to Net Positive Hospitality.

  • Task Force on Nature-Related Financial Disclosures (TNFD)

  • Report on how businesses can take action on the SDGs

  • UK Business Climate Hub

  • TCFD Climate Scenario Tool for Food, Agriculture and Forest Products

  • ISO net zero guidelines

  • Guidance on use of high integrity carbon credits

  • SBTi guidance on supplier engagement

  • ISSB standards on corporate sustainability reporting

  • FSB Small Business Sustainability Hub

  • Edie Guide to Biodiversity and Business

  • SME Net Zero Toolkit

  • WWF Risk Assessment Suite

  • Optimise Prime fleet electrification tool

  • Science-based Targets for Nature

  • SBTi Value Chain Decarbonisation

  • UN Report on Net Zero Commitments and Greenwashing

  • The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)

  • Government funding schemes

  • Green loans and investment

  • Funding for electric vehicle charging

  • Boiler Upgrade Scheme

  • Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative

  • Edie’s 2024 Sustainability Communications and Disclosure Handbook

  • SBTi introduces two new reports to drive climate action beyond the value chain

  • Plastic Packaging Tax

  • Packaging waste: producer responsibilities

  • Extended Producer Responsibility for Packaging

  • Consultation on improved reporting of food waste by large food businesses in England

  • Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR)

  • Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)

  • Mandatory Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) reporting for large businesses

  • Green Claims Code

  • Mandatory Net Zero Transition Plans for UK-listed businesses

  • Sustainability Disclosure Requirements

  • Implementing Due Diligence on Forest Risk Commodities

  • Ban on single-use plastic in England

  • UK Deforestation Due Diligence Law

  • EU Green Claims Directive

  • EU Parliament agrees position on new corporate due diligence law

  • Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) expanding greenwashing investigation beyond fashion into all FMCG

  • Minimum energy efficiency standards for lighting

  • Deposit return scheme: consultation response published

  • WRAP – The UK Plastics Pact 2025

  • Zero Carbon Forum: Net Zero by 2040 – a guide for the Hospitality sector

  • The Courtauld Commitment 2030

    The Courtauld Commitment is a voluntary commitment for food industry retailers, manufacturers and hospitality/food service organisations to make significant reductions in industry-level food waste and food-related emissions by 2030, and to improve water management by the same period.

    To support the delivery of the Commitment, WRAP have come up with a Roadmap towards Water Security for Food & Drink Supply, which sets out a vision and key pathways to protecting critical water resources for food supply, for nature and for local communities.



    Wrap Roadmap

  • UKHospitality Environmental Sustainability Commitment

  • Food and Drink Federation Roadmap to Net Zero (and Net Zero Handbook)

  • Supplier Leadership on Climate Transition Consortium

  • B Corp

  • Zero Emission Maritime Buyers Alliance (ZEMBA)

  • The Nature Positive Business Pledge

  • Sustainable Hospitality Alliance Pathway to Net Positive Hospitality

  • 123 Pledge

  • Food Made Good Sustainability Rating

  • Earth Check Accreditation

  • Green Key Accreditation

  • Travelife Accreditation

  • Ecovadis

  • Green Mark

  • SKA Rating

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