The United Nations Food Price Index hit an all-time high in 2022, and specialists believe that this will likely result in food scarcity worldwide in the future. There is a waste rate of between 5 and 15 percent of all food purchased by industrial kitchens.
This trash disproportionately negatively impacts developing nations in the Southern Hemisphere that lack the room and facilities to treat it appropriately. Amy Keister, the Global Director of Sustainability at Compass Group, notes that the company’s practice of providing customers with comprehensive reports detailing what has been purchased and what has been wasted “allows for a lot of productive talks.” When customers are presented with statistics on the factors contributing to food waste, it enables them to make subtle adjustments that have significant effects.
Iberostar’s upper management made a significant investment in the “three Rs” department in 2021 to improve the company’s trash management (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle). More than a third of the food wasted in the United States happens in households. Businesses and other organizations need to demonstrate responsible behaviour by being more open about the steps they take to reduce waste. Each company needs to determine what kind of goals are acceptable for the teams that make up their firm, and the solutions need to be practical and simple to implement.