Accor sends strong signal against food waste

by | Jul 22, 2019 | Chains

Accor’s food is too good to waste, now their unused food products get a second chance

Accor takes another step towards sustainability by starting a partnership with a start-up to cut food waste

The fight against food waste is on. From now on, leftover food which will no longer be used elsewhere in a hotel can be picked up at 27 Accor hotels in Switzerland via the “Too Good Too Go” app.

Giving high-quality food products a second chance

The effort is minimal, but the benefits are great. Customers order and pay for the surprise dish or product directly via the app and can pick it up at the hotel 30 minutes before the food and beverage venue closes.

Rescued food can include breakfast items, lunch or dinner and the prices range between CHF 4.90 and 8.90 (€ 4.50 – 8.00). The value of the goods is between CHF 15 and 27 (€13.50 – 24.50) per portion sold.

This means everyone benefits. Hotels get to recover the cost of unsold food items; customers get good deals on top-notch F&B treats and waste is considerably reduced.

A growing presence in Switzerland and beyond

Today, Too Good Too Go is available at 27 Accor hotels around Switzerland including at the Swissôtel Basel, Hotel Mercure Plaza Biel and Ibis Styles Genève Carouge among others.

“The issue of sustainability and food waste is a high priority within the Accor Group and does not need to be reintroduced. But it is very important to us to continuously expand this. As part of the comprehensive “Planet 21″ program, Accor is committed to several different measures in favour of sustainable development. Participation in this project is a matter of course for the hotels and is part of Accor’s environmental and social commitment,” explains Dr. Renee Nicole Wagner, Brand Quality, Sustainable Development & CSR at Accor Central Europe.

According to the app’s data, Too Good Too Go has had quite an effect since it came to Switzerland in 2018: so far 330,000 meals have been saved from 1,200 restaurants around the country.

Since the start-up’s launch in 2016 in Denmark, the app has established itself in eleven European countries and now boasts a total of 22,000 participating food and beverage providers.

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