On October 15, 2021, Compass Group announced its Planet Promise commitment to achieve Net Zero greenhouse gas (GHG) by 2050 and our Foodbuy Australia team are both proud and excited to be part of this important journey and in working across our supply chain to deliver this industry-leading program.
Compass Group the world’s largest food services group operates in 45 countries, employs around 550,000 people serving over 5.5 billion meals a year and is the first international company in the contract catering industry to announce a global commitment to a 2050 net zero emissions economy.
It includes ambitious emissions reduction targets over the next decade which have been validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), and a further commitment to be carbon neutral worldwide in its own operations (Scope 1 & 2) by 2030.
“The international food industry has a major role to play in reaching Climate Net Zero and driving the transition to a healthy and sustainable food system. Compass Group’s new global Climate Net Zero target reflects our teams’ commitment to sustainable sourcing, eliminating food waste and transforming our environmental impact.
Given the complexity of the global food supply chain as it is today, we do not underestimate the scale of the challenge ahead of us. Radical new collaborations are urgently needed across the entire value chain to make it a reality. As the world’s largest food services group, operating at the heart of the global food supply chain, we are in a unique position to influence real change, by working in partnership with our suppliers and encouraging sustainable consumption from the clients and consumers we serve every day.”
~ Dominic Blakemore, Group Chief Executive Officer, Compass Group PLC
“The Planet Promise commitment is an exciting, important and critical global challenge for our industry and our supply chains – both domestic and international. The Net Zero journey is central to our WorldFirst™ approach and is founded on our deep belief in the positive influence and responsibility of procurement to meet this challenge. This is our Foodbuy focus in “Purpose Driven Procurement”.
We are excited to work in partnership with our clients and our supply partners, taking a lead role and in supporting organisations through a supply chain with shared values, investing in the programs, technologies and innovations that will be key to success in the years to come.”
~ Andrew Brightmore, Executive Director, Foodbuy Australia
To learn more about the Compass Group Planet promise,
please visit www.compass-group.com/en/sustainability/planet-promise.html