This is Planet Compass
Bite-sized planet improvement
As the world’s largest food services provider, we have the scale, the knowledge and the opportunity to shape the world and have a positive impact on people and planet.
Nurturing our environment, delivering the highest levels of safety, taking an active role in creating healthier food for healthier lives and ensuring we manage essential resources carefully, source sustainably and ruthlessly reduce waste.
Planet Compass is our Belgian Social Purpose strategy and is built around three priorities: people, safety and sustainability. Each of these priorities has action platforms that are areas where we can make an enhanced impact and deliver the most benefits.
Just some of the things we do
You can find out more about our Sustainability, People and Safety approach from the links above, but here are some of the practical, day-to-day things we do to get ahead and make our business deliciously sustainable.
Green Deal is a label granted to canteens and kitchens in Wallonia, which have a sustainable approach. Green Deal revolves around much the same pillars as its Brussels counterpart, Good Food. The six main areas of attention are: local and seasonal products, environmentally-friendly and animal-friendly products; fair trade products; healthy, balanced and tasty meals; reducing food waste and social inclusion.
Stop Food Waste Day
Stop Food Waste Day is an initiative of Compass Group, which goes beyond simply reducing waste and raising awareness among our employees. We strive to educate our customers, consumers, suppliers and other stakeholders. Our goal is to raise awareness about the problem and to create and share creative and impactful solutions. Educated individuals can have a huge influence on how we grow, produce, buy, store and consume our food.
Created by Bruxelles Environnement, the Good Food label supports and guides canteens and restaurants committed to sustainable food. Its aim is to enhance the efforts of horeca professionals and encourage consumers to support them. At Compass Group, we have already received the Good Food label several times.
World Meat Free Week
Many dietitians agree that meat consumption needs to be reduced.
Compass Group is a partner of World Meat-Free Week, an initiative to convince people of the benefits of eating less animal protein. This results in a healthier and more balanced diet, lessens the impact on our planet and offers a fairer approach to our global food systems.
Food should be eaten, not thrown away
We already have stringent measures in place to reduce food waste in our kitchens and we try to encourage our guests to reduce waste on their plates.
For those days where we do have leftovers, we're happy to be able to work with Too Good To Go.