On 17th February last, Belfius became the first Compass Group customer to adopt and launch Too Good To Go at its Brussels HQ, signalling a new step for the food services specialist and adding an extra initiative to its growing portfolio of durable solutions.
Things are moving fast for Compass Group Belgium. The Belgian branch of the English food services multinational closed its book year with a range of new contracts and a retention rate of 98%.
Compass Group Belgium also became a world-wide pilot for the Group’s new, international See-Care-Share HSEQ programme and it launched its first Too Good To Go-effort at a major client, Belfius. And with success: in the first week, no less than 800 Belfius staff registered for the app.
Full-time Sustainability Manager
In order to give its CSR activities a push, the company looked for and found a full-time Sustainability Manager in the person of Seppe Eloot, bio-engineer with a wealth of experience in sustainable initiatives.
Seppe: “I was pleasantly surprised by the focus Compass has on sustainability, and by their determination to up their efforts. Aside from the larger initiatives such as Too Good To Go, Good Food, Green Deal, etc. our kitchens work on a wide variety of smaller and larger initiatives on a daily basis. We’ve compiled a full list of all these initiatives and analysed them together with Ghent-based Make Sense. My job now is to turn that analysis into a strong and efficient strategy that will guide and push and our sustainability initiatives.”
To give the multitude of own and external initiatives the necessary exposure, Compass Group recently launched Planet Compass.
“We are putting a lot of time and effort into safety, sustainability and development, and it became difficult to communicate about those initiatives separately,” says Johan Poelmans, Business Development & Marketing Manager at Compass Group. “Seppe will make sure we put our full focus on the right actions; with Planet Compass, we can communicate more efficiently and make sure we get even more people – internally and externally – on board.”