WREC Project



The WREC Project seeks to reduce the adverse environmental consequences of humanitarian logistics through awareness, practical guidance, and real-time environmental expertise. The project is coordinated by the Global Logistics Cluster and supported by a coalition of humanitarian organizations - the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Save the Children International and the World Food Programme of the United Nations - with input from all Logistics Cluster partners, other humanitarian clusters, the private sector and academic partners. The Project pursues the following goals:

- The humanitarian logistics community is aware of the sector’s environmental impact and adopts a coordinated, scalable and sustainable approach to measure and reduce that impact.

- Humanitarian logistics practitioners are supported to reduce their environmental impacts from waste and transport, not only while their operations are underway but also before they have begun and after they have ended.


Visit the pages below to find useful resources, guidance and tools on environmental sustainability in humanitarian supply chains, decarbonization, green procurement, circular economy, reverse logistics, and waste management.


Waste Management

Sustainable Humanitarian Supply chains

Gear Up

Green Procurement

Circular Economy

WREC Videos

Did you miss a WREC presentation? Access the WREC events' video recordings here!

Stories and lessons learned

Learn more about the WREC partners' success stories and lessons learned on environmental sustainability in supply chains.

WREC translated documents

Some of the WREC resources are available in Arabic, French and Spanish. Access them here.

Training on Green Supply Chain and Logistics

This course designed by the Logistics Cluster environment team is open to the public and is designed to provide basic info on environmental sustainability to enable humanitarian practitioners to embed best green logistics practices into their daily work in supply chain.

Waste management and recycling assessments

Waste management and recycling assessments

The map displays the waste management and recycling plants by country identified by humanitarian partners in an effort to support with more informed waste management decisions by the humanitarian community. To add mapping and information on your country to the map or to ask questions regarding the information provided, please reach out to the WREC team: Global.WREC@wfp.org

Contact the WREC

The challenges of waste management and pollution prevention are cross cutting. No single actor can solve them alone. We need collaboration and information from partners across the humanitarian space to share best practices, unique challenges, test cases, and initiatives to be able to make the biggest impact on our collective world.

Have you engaged in a local initiative on sustainability you’d like to share or need environmental support from the WREC?

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