Food News

Reducing Food Waste on an Industrial Scale

by OzComms

January 18, 2018

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Compass-volunteers-with-Ronni-690x435
Food News

Reducing Food Waste on an Industrial Scale

by OzComms

Australia’s largest food services provider, Compass Group Australia, has joined forces with OzHarvest to take action against food waste.

Compass operates 480 sites across Australia supplying food and services to a wide range of industries from manufacturing through to education. The company is committed to reducing food waste and is delighted to work alongside OzHarvest to improve food sustainability practices.

“Compass Group Australia purchases around 50,000 tonnes of fresh food every year. By managing food sustainably and reducing waste, we can help our clients save money, help those in the community who are in need, and conserve valuable agricultural resources for future generations.” Compass Group Australia Managing Director Shelley Roberts said.

“We are proud to be OzHarvest’s First and Major National Food Service Donor and to have OzHarvest CEO Ronni Kahn share her passion for food conservation with our people. Wherever possible, any food that is surplus will be offered to OzHarvest.” Shelley said.

Compass also supports OzHarvest events including the CEO CookOff, community fund raising (Compass staff volunteered at the Sydney Night Noodle Markets, pictured above) and selling OzHarvest merchandise at participating Compass retail venues. Compass chefs also visit OzHarvest kitchens to learn more about saving food and how they can ensure any surplus food from Compass Group sites is donated to OzHarvest so it can be redistributed to Australians in need.

Fighting food waste is a big job and requires collective action. Working with national organisations like Compass is key to influencing change.

“We are proud Compass Group has come on board as a national food service donor, sharing our vision for a world with zero waste and free of hunger. In addition to donating surplus food, Compass has committed to providing funding that will help us provide 200,000 meals per year.” OzHarvest Founder and CEO Ronni Kahn said.