Caring for our planet

April 22, 2020

In the light of this week’s Earth Day, we at Retail & Food Services thought we would share some of the actions we are taking to keep our planet healthy.

We have a responsibility to run a sustainable business, and we always strive to reduce our environmental footprint. We are very proud to be an ISO 14001 certified company, an international guarantee of an environmentally responsible business. Furthermore, our focus on sustainability is not limited to our own business, it also includes our suppliers who themselves have agreed to our Code of conduct. Keep reading to find out what we are doing for a healthier planet!

Reducing our carbon footprint
Last year we delivered 45 million items. Continued optimization of our transportation system has helped us reduce our effect on the environment; reducing the absolute number of trips and the CO2 we produce by over 100 tones.

A sustainable warehouse
Our new, modern warehouse best reflects our approach to sustainability: we use LED lighting, re-usable and eco-friendly construction materials and all our systems are highly energy efficient. We only use eco-friendly detergents and chemicals.

We fight food waste
According to the UN, a third of the world’s food is lost or thrown away. We hate waste. That is why we analyze both our purchases and our customers’ to be able to optimize purchases and deliveries to reduce waste. When creating menus and new dishes, we apply an 8-step program to minimize food waste.

Plastic is not fantastic
In retail, we strive to minimize the use of plastics and packaging. Last year, we drastically reduced the number of wrapped portion food items. As of 1 May 2020, we no longer offer plastic bags. Instead, we offer reusable bags meant to be used again, and again and again.

We love eco
In every product category, we stock an increasing number of eco-friendly products. When it comes to food, all our ecological products have been carefully selected and sourced from the best suppliers – good for the environment, and good for our customers.

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