Hospitality, travel and tourism

Fooditude

Fooditude was founded in 2005 and offers contract catering services in London, UK. The Planet Mark Awards winner cut its carbon footprint by 30% in its second year of certification.
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Certified
3 years

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Highlights

Measure

Absolute carbon reduction

*comparison based on normalised data

Reporting Boundary: Ildertonsite

Emission sources: electricity, elecT&D losses, natural gas, water, waste, fleet, business
travel, paper use

Reporting Period: 1 Jul 2019 –30 Jun 2020

-61.8%

Total carbon footprint

66.7 tC0₂e

Total carbon footprint per employee

5.8 tC0₂e

Engage

FTE employees

We engage our employees and wider stakeholders to unlock their talent and knowledge to drive year on year progress in sustainability.

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Communicate

UN Sustainable Development Goals

We recognise that transparent communication is essential for transformational change and we quantifiably contribute to 9 SDG’s.

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Certification story

Fooditude, a company founded in 2005 that offers contract catering services in London, has achieved Planet Mark certification.

This is Fooditude’s third year of business carbon footprint reporting and Planet Mark certification. Fooditude’s total carbon footprint in the year ending June 2021 was 66.7 tCO2e, a reduction of 62%. 

Achieving Planet Mark is based on the commitment to continuous improvement in sustainability in its business operations by measuring and reducing its carbon footprint and engaging its stakeholders. 

Since certifying, Fooditude will be working to reduce its emissions by 5%. Over the next year, the company will be working towards measuring and reducing its carbon emissions and sharing its journey with its community to inspire others. By being more strategic about its environmental responsibility, the catering company will be able to significantly increase its positive impact and hope to encourage continual improvements within its community.

Through Planet Mark, Fooditude has protected an area of endangered rainforest thanks to Cool Earth; a charity working alongside rainforest communities to halt deforestation. Its pledge through Cool Earth directly supports the Asháninka community in Central Peru.

It has also helped the Eden Project – an educational charity building connections with each other and the living world, exploring how we can work together towards a better future.

 

Steve Malkin
Founder and CEO
Planet Mark
“It is a pleasure to work with Fooditude. The company embodies the Planet Mark spirit. Fooditude has a wide-reaching understanding of sustainability, from sourcing local and ethical ingredients to reducing and recycling waste, and everything in between. Fooditude has the foundations for success, and that’s why we are seeing such dramatic reductions in carbon footprint. Congratulations to Fooditude on such an outstanding year.”

Certification story

Fooditude believes in treading lightly on the earth and giving back to its community. As well as being a member of the Sustainable Restaurants Association, it has robust policies on sourcing a wide range of its supply, with efforts made to source local, seasonal and organic produce wherever possible. The company works on sustainable food waste management by reducing waste in all parts of its supply chain and working with food waste reduction companies such as FoodCycle, OLIO and Orca. The company also makes efforts to reduce its packaging, energy and water usage throughout its supply chain, and has partnerships with local schools to volunteer at the company.

Our food system plays a huge role in society’s carbon emissions. Moreover, the food we eat has been identified as a key way in which individual consumers can change their carbon emissions for the better. From changes in diet to plastic pollution, a number of high profile issues can be tackled by sustainable companies in the sector. As consumers’ attitudes change, food suppliers and retailers must be proactive in reassuring existing and new clients of their sustainability. 

 

Future targets

Reduce carbon footprint by 5% annually.

As part of the Planet Mark certification, Fooditude has committed to making a year-on-year reduction.

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