Compass Group hosts Sustainability Deep Dive

Compass Group PLC, the world's leading food services company, today hosted its first Sustainability Deep Dive; a virtual event providing institutional investors, analysts and other key stakeholders with an opportunity to enhance their understanding of the Group's sustainability strategy, Climate Net Zero progress, and operational innovations towards a more sustainable future for all.

Through a series of presentations given by senior executives and sustainability and culinary leaders from across the Group, the Sustainability Deep Dive included updates on the following key areas:

  • Decarbonisation – explaining how the Group has reduced its Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 16% and its Scope 3 GHG emissions for purchased goods by c.30% compared to its 2019 baseline.
  • Fighting food waste – confirming that the Group delivered a 30% reduction in food waste last year and is scaling up food waste technology to almost 8,000 kitchens worldwide, in line with the Group’s target to halve food waste across its global operations by 2030.
  • Sustainability data & insight – revealing how we are using data and insight to improve our climate reporting, drive operational changes and support clients in achieving their own climate goals.
  • Culinary innovation to reduce emissions​ – showcasing the work of our Board-sponsored Global Culinary Forum, a group of 3,000 senior chefs worldwide, who are driving forward our strategic approach, sharing better practice, and accelerating sustainable innovation across our kitchens.
  • Nudging consumer behaviour – partnering with the University of Oxford, using eco-labelling and insights to measure the environmental impact of the meals serves across hundreds of workplace restaurants, providing a springboard for a wider analysis of provenance across the UK & Ireland.

Dominic Blakemore, Group Chief Executive Officer of Compass Group PLC, said:

“As a Group, we’re combining thought leadership, culinary expertise, and technology to achieve our sustainability goals.

“There is not one single solution to our shared challenge, and we need everyone to do their part. Our people are making incremental changes across thousands of units and sharing these best practices around the Group, while we work in partnership with our clients, consumers, employees, and suppliers to help find collective solutions and accelerate delivery to reach Climate Net Zero by 2050.”

The Sustainability Deep Dive is available to view here.