We are excited to announce IHG as a new OzHarvest Awesome Partner. IHG manages and franchises more than 5,700 hotels, including some of the world’s best-known hotel brands such as InterContinental, voco, Hotel Indigo, Crowne Plaza and the Holiday Inn brand family.
IHG’s partnership with OzHarvest is the latest step in their commitment to fight food waste and to give back to the community. The two year partnership will mean OzHarvest can provide an additional 200,000 meals to help feed people in need.
As a leader in the hospitality sector, IHG’s global focus to build hospitality skills will also see them support OzHarvest’s Nourish program by providing 20 scholarships. Nourish provides free training to at-risk youth in a Certificate II in Hospitality or Kitchen Operations.
Leanne Harwood, Managing Director of IHG (Australasia & Japan) said of the partnership:
“I am so proud and excited that IHG has become an OzHarvest Awesome Partner. We understand that tourism and hospitality has an impact on the environment and the communities in which we operate, so we put a great deal of investment around two of our global responsibility pillars: waste reduction and hospitality skills training. That’s why OzHarvest is a fantastic partner for us. Through their food rescue programs and our mutual partnership with Winnow technology, we can ensure we are diverting as much waste from landfill as possible, and OzHarvest’s Nourish program enables us to help create more sustainable communities through hospitality skills training. Together, there is so much we can do to make a positive difference in the world.”
Winnow Solutions is a technology that measures, monitors and dramatically reduces food waste by giving kitchens the information necessary to drive change within their organisation. IHG hotels will soon be working in partnership with Winnow, ForPurposeCo. and OzHarvest to implement Winnow technology into their kitchens.