AccorHotels to reduce food waste by 30% by 2020

AccorHotels has partnered with Too Good To Go, an online marketplace for surplus food, as part of its goal to reduce food waste by 30% by 2020.

Some 25 of the group’s hotels around the UK have joined the scheme since January, including properties in London, Cardiff, Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield and Edinburgh.

In other European countries the food waste reduction platform has saved 32,000 meals from going to waste across 208 hotels, which is equivalent to around 65 tonnes of CO2 emissions.

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Shane Munro, VP food and beverage at AccorHotels, said: “Reducing food waste is one of the key focuses of our Planet21 sustainable development programme, and this partnership is a great way of contributing to this.

“It helps us to use surplus food from our restaurants in a productive way that helps people, minimises food waste, and allows us to increase our connection with the local communities that we work in. As we integrate more of our hotels and more consumers get to know about the service it will have a bigger and bigger impact.”

Jamie Crummie, co-founder of Too Good To Go, added: “AccorHotels is the first hotel group to partner with us in the UK and we are excited about the difference we can make to food waste in the hospitality industry.”

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