As the need for more sustainable food sources becomes increasingly apparent, we feel a strong responsibility as a food service company to develop a resilient and sustainable system that can remain strong through time.
By continuing to deliver quality products consistently, we are bestowing future generations with reliable food solutions - an invaluable gift! We therefore aim to raise awareness about how we can contribute to a resilient and sustainable food system.
The first step to achieve this goal is to support the transition from traditional farming methods to a circular food system. To achieve a circular food system, farmers need to move from traditional farming techniques to integrated practices such as agroecology, permaculture, and agroforestry. These methods not only promote biodiversity and reduce environmental impacts such as carbon emissions – they also ensure safe post-harvest soil fertility for future crop yields.
To maintain a balance with nature and reduce negative environmental impacts, it is essential that people learn about the benefits of consuming seasonal produce. Eating locally produced goods reduces dependence on imports and energy consumption through shorter supply chains, which also reduces packaging waste due to transportation. With this knowledge in hand, we can work towards a healthier planet for future generations!
To also protect our planet further from the toxic fumes of petroleum-based plastics, we need to ensure that products can be seamlessly traced from farm to fork and even back. It is therefore essential that we move away from disposable packaging wherever possible and switch to reusable solutions made of paper, glass, or bamboo - solutions that are not only toxin-free, but also enable a circular economy where items can be returned or reused as long as cleanliness standards are maintained.
Finally, as a food company, we can create awareness by educating customers on how their dietary choices affect sustainability. We can offer meatless meals or flexitarian options, which usually require fewer resources than dishes with meat - all while continuing to delight people's taste buds! Moreover, by providing information on where our ingredients come from - for example, whether they are organic or locally produced - customers can make informed decisions about their purchases.
In short, as leaders in the foodservice industry, we play a crucial role in creating a more sustainable world for future generations. It is already our ambition to significantly reduce our impact on the environment without sacrificing quality for our customers.
Our organisation has the power to revolutionise global food services, make a lasting impact on humanity and bring about meaningful change for our planet. At Planet Compass, our Belgian CSR strategy is not just about creating positive change; it is an ambition to have a lasting impact by inspiring other organisations to join us in building tomorrow's sustainable future