As their first Major National Food Service Partner, Compass Group works closely with OzHarvest to help reduce food waste. Wherever possible, any surplus food is offered to OzHarvest who distributes it to people in need. In addition, Compass Group provides funding from fundraising initiatives that help the organisation deliver 200,000 meals per year.
Celebrating another successful year in partnership, Compass Group Australia, alongside our procurement and supply chain organisation Foodbuy, recently came together to present OzHarvest with $100,000.
Compass Group Australia is also currently supporting OzHarvest’s ‘Use It Up’ campaign, in their efforts to reduce household waste.
Complementing our global Compass Group initiative to ‘Stop Food Waste’, the campaign encourages us all to look in our kitchen, find and take note of the products that should be used before they go to waste – making sure we use it up.
In April this year, Compass Group celebrated the fifth Stop Food Waste Day, an international day of action in the fight against food waste.
Andrew Brightmore, Compass Group Australia’s Executive Director of the Foodbuy supply chain organisation, says as the world’s largest food service provider, the company takes the responsibility and opportunity to work across the Australian Supply Chain, to invest in the elimination of food waste, very seriously.
“Both globally and across Australia, we provide great food and great service from the CBD to some of the country’s most remote and environmentally sensitive locations. Through our ‘WorldFirst’ program, we work in partnership with our Clients and our Supply Partners to invest in ethical and sustainable supply chains, new product innovations and enable ‘Purpose-led Procurement’ in creating real change in our industry.”
“From our investments and culinary expertise in recipe and menu design, through to partnerships with organisations such as OzHarvest, Sedex, MSC, RSPCA and many others, we are able to couple our ‘grown here and not flown here’ sourcing focus with our global experience in sustainability and food waste.“
Compass Group also recently announced a commitment to reach Net Zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across its global operations and value chain by 2050.
It includes ambitious emissions reduction targets over the next decade which have been validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), and a further commitment to be carbon neutral worldwide in its own operations (Scope 1 & 2) by 2030.