ISS has joined WRAP’s inaugural Food Waste Action Week (1 -7 March, 2021), an event dedicated to raising awareness of the environmental consequences of wasting food, and promoting activities that will help make wasting food a thing of the past.
Brining together organisations from retailers to local authorities, restaurants to manufacturers, and beyond, Food Waste Action Week aims to create lasting change and deliver against the UN Sustainable Development Goal of halving food waste by 2030. Wasted food contributes 8–10 per cent of total man-made greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and roughly one third of food produced around the world is wasted.
To support the campaign, one of the globe’s leading sustainability charities, ISS business areas from Food Services to Sustainability is taking part in a range of activities to raise awareness that wasted food is an issue that affects everyone – and the planet.
The ISS Sustainability business hosts regular TED x Circles which this week will discuss food waste management. Clients and ISS experts from around the business will come together to share best practice around food sustainability management strategies. A series of blogs by sustainability, food services and CR experts will be shared throughout the weeks ahead.
ISS is also sharing waste reduction tips as part of the Food Waste Week Action Challenge. To support this and other initiatives, ISS Food Services devoted its ISS #WellnessWednesday social media cook-along session to recipes which minimise food waste. The live event on Instagram which took place on Wednesday, 3 March is part of the regular series by ISS Food Services.
Martin Wayman, Corporate Responsibility Manager, ISS UK commented: ‘’There can be few more important issues for us all than food waste. Successfully tackling food waste addresses food poverty, climate change and protects the natural environment.
“I am delighted to see these initiatives across ISS and it is great to see ISS extend their relationship with the ‘Too Good To Go’ app into Denmark.’’