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Food Waste Initiative
Our organisation strongly values taking Corporate Social Responsibility. One of those ways to contribute to a better future is by managing our food waste. Annually, 88 million tons of food are wasted in Europe alone, and this amount could feed 200 million people.
As EPCAS, we strive to be sensible and aware regarding food waste, because we believe that “Wasting food is economically bad, environmentally wrong and morally, ethically unacceptable!”.
In order to positively affect the reduction of food waste, we stimulate our members to manage their food waste by giving them updates on this matter from time to time with Best Practices and information from leading members in food waste reduction, and by giving them hands-on tools that our members can use within their companies. One of those tools is the EPCAS Food Waste Toolkit.
The EPCAS Food Waste Toolkit has been designed by the EPCAS Food Waste Steering Committee and Unilever Food Solutions. It has been developed to help the members reduce their food waste within their catering practices. The toolkit includes several attachments that help collect data and stimulate the staff members.
THE WASTE REDUCTION VALUE CHAIN
The essence of effective waste management can be found in the three R’s: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. The three R’s become evident in several stages of the kitchen process. Wise up on Waste focuses on reducing the waste margin across all areas of your business. In the EPCAS Food Waste Toolkit below, an overview of the Waste Reduction Value Chain is shown.
FOOD WASTE STEERING COMMITTEE
– Pierre Smits – Koninklijke Van den Boer Groep
– Ruedi Bachmann – Tune Management & Training
– Peter Kandels – ECOLAB
– Xavier Fruy – Fruy Finest Food Catering
– Stéphanie van Oorschot – EPCAS Office
FOOD WASTE INITIATIVE
The EPCAS Food Waste Inititave knows three levels, that are depicted below in consecutive order.
STATUS EPCAS MEMBERS
– Wassermann & Company
– Fransen + Kanters
– Gallbauer Event- & Officecatering
– Papillon 1990
– The Real Hospitality
– Van Melick, the catering company
– Christ Party & Catering
– Culpepper Event
– Erasmus Catering Services
– Food & Mambo
– FPS Catering
– Fruy Finest Food Catering
– Grupo Ibersol / Silva Carvalho Catering
– Privileg Catering
– RAI Amsterdam
– Steffen Traiteur