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Just Eat for Business Trials Carbon Impact Labelling for Office Lunches

Just Eat for Business Trials Carbon Impact Labelling for Office Lunches
12 September 2023
 

Office lunches provided by Just Eat for Business will now contain labels rating its carbon impact from very low to very high.

The new labels are intended to help raise awareness of the carbon impact of certain food choices. The ratings, from A (Very Low carbon impact) to E (Very High carbon impact) take into account the farming, production, transport and packaging of the dishes.

For example, a typical beef burger (E-rated) produces four times more emissions than a typical chicken burger (C-rated).

The trial is in 12 independent restaurant partners, including Urban Greens, Atcha, Choppaluna and Hala Wala, in partnership with My Emissions.

 

Catering and Net-Zero Goals

 

In the drive to reduce business carbon emissions, many companies are using their catering provision as a way to improve their green credentials. Food-related emissions are estimated to account for over one-third of the world’s greenhouse emissions, and therefore catering options are a key consideration in the drive towards net-zero.

In 2021, FM provider Mitie announced that it would provide its first low-carbon menu for the St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, helping to save up to 23 tonnes of CO2 a year for the trust.

Just Eat for Business’ carbon impact survey, which features the views of 127 London-based employees, shows how workers are taking an interest in the sustainability of the food they consume. Nearly half of respondents said that they consider the environmental impact of the food they’re ordering into the office.

Picture: a photograph of a person seated at a desk, using a laptop and a smartphone. A carafe of water and a glass is also on the desk. Image Credit: Just Eat for Business

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 12 September 2023

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