Food waste is a global issue with a wide variety of environmental, social and economic impacts. We have both a responsibility and an opportunity to make a real difference in the fight against food waste. Compass Group Ireland has committed to reducing its food waste by 50% by 2030.
“Food waste is a serious problem for the world today, and as a leader in food service, we are determined to play our part in driving change. Working with our suppliers, partners, clients and consumers in Ireland, we are focused on educating our teams and our customers on how they can play their part in cutting food waste, today and every day.”
Chris Chidley, Managing Director, Compass Group Ireland
- Food Waste Charter Pledge
According to Ireland’s Food Waste Charter, reducing food waste is one of the most effective actions we can take to combat climate change. So, we’re taking action. Compass Group Ireland have made a public commitment by signing the Food Waste Charter pledge.
We pledge to continue to take positive actions in the fight against food waste through measuring; reducing; and reporting.
We strive to educate and ignite change regarding the global food waste epidemic. Our goal is to draw attention to the problem as well as create and share creative and impactful solutions. Stop Food Waste Day is our annual event to educate and drive change in relation to food waste.
Activities include; customer workshops on how to utilise leftovers and trimmings, team briefings on how to reduce food waste in units and marketing materials to raise awareness of ways to reduce waste at home.
This is a concept which focuses on creating great flavour and food experiences that are better for people and the planet. The aim is to minimise food waste one dish at a time by deploying stem to tip recipes which incorporate every part of the vegetable. Stalks and all!
Our extensive chef community have also engaged with our local food produce suppliers to lovingly embrace ‘perfectly imperfect’ fruit and vegetables. We recognise that beauty is more than skin deep. All far too good to waste!