In contract catering, around 10% of meals served every day end up end up in the trash can". At Elior, we have made a commitment to our customers to fight against food waste by offering them varied and tasty, home-made meals prepared from raw and seasonal produce. Together with our partner Too Good To Go, we are taking this commitment even further by offering our guests the opportunity to take luncheon leftovers home at attractive prices and in keeping with health and food safety regulations
— Frédéric Galliath, CEO for the B&I market of Elior France
After lunch, canteen guests can use the free Too Good To Go app to order a surplus-food box at a discount price and then collect it at the end of the working day. The service was tested at an Elior pilot site for a period of three months. During this time 600 meals were saved from the trash can, the work of catering teams was capitalized on and the awareness of guests was raised to more responsible consumption practices. The success of this trial phase prompted Elior to roll-out the partnership to all volunteer sites.
The partnership with Too Good To Go is in keeping with Elior Group's CSR strategy, the Positive Foodprint Plan. With 1.4 million meals served every day in France, Elior has made the fight against food waste one of the key areas of focus of its CSR strategy. This approach helps to promote sustainable consumption and production practices particularly with regard to food waste.