GREEN SPIRIT The Future of Foodservice & the Environment. Betsy Earle, MBA, CTSM Marketing Communications & Events Manager. Foodservice Industry Impact. Have you ever thought of how much a diner can impact the environment? The Foodservice Industry is a major consumer of energy
GREEN SPIRITThe Future of Foodservice
& the Environment
Betsy Earle, MBA, CTSM
Marketing Communications & Events Manager
Have you ever thought of how much a diner can impact the environment?
The Foodservice Industry is a major consumer of energy
Often a commercial kitchen uses inefficient, energy draining, and polluting appliances, which take a toll on the environment.
Carbon Dioxide Emissions:
Small commercial kitchen
Energy usage 475.000 kWh / year
Carbon Dioxide emissions 90 Tons / year
Large commercial kitchen
Energy usage 3.400.000 kWh / year
Carbon Dioxide emissions 650 Tons / year
Source: Caterbase - Uk
Every day in 300.000 kitchens, 2 million heavy duty machines are at work. (EU, avg per country)
~ 65 million
Foodservice IndustryThe Challenge
Foodservice IndustryWho should drive this approach?
To move from local short-term incentives to structured programs and clear focused regulations
To research new technologies and continue to develop more energy efficient products
To design solutions that not only increase productivity, but also reduce energy consumption and limit the impact on the environment
CHEFS & OPERATORS
To set procurement practices that requires equipment to meet ‘green’ standards
To become educated about how their meals are prepared
Local ordinances and economic advantages
should be on everyone’s mind for the success of ‘Green Spirit’
Green Spirit for Electrolux Professional means:
1) Thinking creatively
2) Finding efficiencies
3) Honoring the best values
Going green is not easy
but it’s essential
for us and generations to come
Reduce waste by producing less garbage
*Source: Restaurant Food Waste Recycling - City of Los Angeles - Dept of Public Works
SUSTAINABLE ENERGY AWARD: Electrolux won this award in 2007 from the European Commission in the “Corporate Commitment” category, for its ongoing efforts to reduce energy consumption in factories, products and services, and to make the consumers more and more aware of the importance of a sustainable development.
DOW JONES SUSTAINABILITY WORLD INDEX: recognizes the world’s leading Companies driven by a responsible and sustainable approach, with a special attention to the environmental and social issues In 2009, for the tenth time, Electrolux was included in this prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability World
WWF: A partnership since 1993 to promote a better environmental sensibility. WWF selected the greenest products to be recommended to those consumers who were most sensitive to energy efficiency.
ISO 14001 Standards: Standards set to reduce a company’s environmental footprint in order to decrease pollution and waste.
Since 1996, water and energy consumption for the products produced have been reduced by 50% and 20% respectively.
RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive): A severe policy that restricts the use of certain hazardous materials and components in manufacturing, adopted in 2003 by the European Union.
KIWA Gastec Certification – This independent standard is Europe’s market leader in the field of testing and certification of gas related products. It ensures the safety, efficiency, and quality of safety and control devices, distribution, installation pipe systems, and appliances.
RECYCLABILITY: Electrolux’s policy and responsibility to nature (the solutions by Electrolux Professional guarantee a high level of components recyclability (up to 95%).