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ISS teams up with Coolfood to bring low carbon meals to customers

17th Oct 2023 - 07:00
ISS teams up with Coolfood
Workplace experience and facility management company ISS has launched a new low-carbon initiative with Coolfood across 38 business and industry sites from 1st October as well as from healthcare sites in early 2024.

Coolfood uses science-backed methods to help food service providers lower the climate impact of the food they serve. ISS signed up to the Coolfood Pledge to deepen its commitment to the climate impact of food, committing to a 25% reduction in food related greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

ISS is working with Coolfood to introduce their low carbon certified Coolfood Meals into multiple concepts across its business and industry clients – the plant-rich dishes have 38% lower carbon emissions than the average meal. 

Linda Cregan, head of food sustainability for ISS, said: “Partnering with Coolfood represents the next step in our roadmap to lower carbon emissions, and ultimately a more sustainable future.

“We’re thrilled to be bringing such a wide variety of delicious, plant-rich, and expertly crafted recipes to the table for B&I customers this year, and in healthcare very soon. With this initiative, we’re showing how small, active choices can spark a brighter future, and we hope to inspire more customers and consumers with Coolfood Meals each year.”

ISS will ensure it meets this goal by reporting food purchase amounts by weight each year to track the emissions associated with that food which will also ensure transparency and measure progress.

Edwina Hughes, head of Coolfood, added: “Every time a diner selects a Coolfood Meal they become part of a bigger drive to create a sustainable food future and are taking delicious climate action. 

“With Coolfood Meals, diners will be making a great choice for their diets and for the planet. We are excited to work with ISS to help them achieve a 25% reduction in food-related emissions, and to engage their customers in also taking an important action for the climate.”

Written by
Edward Waddell