Packaging is at the forefront of our drive. It is a large contributor to the single-use culture we are accustomed to. Whilst we recognise the critical role that packaging plays in food safety, as one of the world's leading food services companies, we have a responsibility to take sustainable action.
We are working with our suppliers to fast-track sustainable alternatives over single-use products and fossil fuel based plastics. Across our operations we have actively reduced unnecessary packaging and gone further to introduce reusable solutions whilst continuing to search for better alternatives.
CITYPARK, home of St. Louis CITY Soccer Club, are hosting their debut season in a zero-waste stadium. In partnership with our Levy Restaurants team, all waste generated will either be reduced, reused, recycled or composted. The commitment to sustainability includes eliminating single-use consumer plastics, recycling and composting, comprehensive energy efficiency and water conservation initiatives, and partnering with food donation programs. St. Louis CITY has been committed to consumer waste reduction and food rescue from the start of the project, and the efforts to weave it into every aspect of stadium operations are set to make a significant impact.
Compass Group France has partnered with Vesto, a French start-up business who recondition used professional catering equipment. Contributing to a circular economy, we’re combatting against the 30,000 tons of café, hotel, restaurant waste thrown away every year in France.
Health and safety is always top of mind, and to guarantee equipment safety meets our high standards, everything is thoroughly checked, repaired as needed, and cleaned. Vesto currently supplies 300 of our sites across France, and we are actively looking to expand our partnership over the coming months.