The Group is convinced that the development of a circular economy requires reinventing guests’ consumer habits so as to limit the generation of waste, and plastic in particular.
The proportion of
To reduce the need to extract fossil materials and limit the generation of waste related to its activities, the Group has set itself the objective to increase the proportion of its reusable and/or recyclable packaging and consumables (cutlery, glasses, food containers, straws, etc.). The materials used can be bio-sourced (polylactic acid, corn, sugar cane pulp, bamboo, etc.), compostable or even biodegradable.
sustainable value chain for packaging
In 2021, Elior brought together its stakeholders (suppliers, customers and institutions, etc.) for a day of conference-debates dedicated to the challenges of sustainable packaging. More than 100 participants and 32 stakeholder companies testified to the relevance of this initiative.
Our best practices
Reduce the use of plastic
Participation in innovative initiatives ranging from reducing the emission of single-use plastic (Vegware) to improving end-of-life recycling (Water Unite Elior UK).
Alternatives to bottles
In Spain, mineral water fountains or fountains connected to the drinking water network are gradually being installed. This initiative has, for example, made it possible to avoid the use of just over 1.8 million plastic bottles in 128 schools.
Alternative packaging solutions
Elior France has teamed up with companies specializing in solutions related to the reuse of food containers. Pilot projects have been launched to provide guests with reusable containers for takeaway meals by introducing a deposit system.