What is Wasteful to Tasteful?

As part of our commitment to prevent unnecessary food waste, Sodexo launched Wasteful to Tasteful to help reduce the volume of grade B* fruit and vegetables being thrown away or left to rot.

With over 30% of crops never leaving the farm Sodexo has joined forces with Waste Knot, an organisation committed to connecting businesses with surplus food and Ferryfast, a co-operative of farmers in Worcestershire, to introduce boxes of rescued fruit and vegetables, delivered in recycled banana boxes to Sodexo’s catering teams across the country.

The supplier (FerryFast based in Worcestershire) puts measures in place to make sure they do all they can in terms of sustainability and benefitting the environment. They install a clever system of channels which redirects rain water into a reservoir that is then used as the water source to water all the farm. They rotate crops every three years, giving the soil time to regenerate all the nutrients which have been lost in the growing process. All the produce grown at Ferry Fast is done so under the LEAF kite mark meaning that there are strict rules about husbandry and growing that must be adhered to.

Currently, 112 of our sites in across business and industry, universities, state schools, energy & resources and government services business areas are all receiving the weekly vegetable boxes and monthly fruit boxes.

Our partnership with WasteKnot

Reducing food waste

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Responsible sourcing

It is essential to develop trusting, mutually beneficial, long-term relationships with our suppliers to guarantee the quality and safety of products across our supply chain

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Reducing waste in the kitchen

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