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Environment – Compass Group Italia



    At Compass Group we are aware of the impact that our operations have on the communities where we carry out our business and the environment, and that awareness, together with an active management of pollutants, has allowed us to constantly improve over the years the way we monitor all the activities that are harmful to the environment and maximize safeguard actions, energy saving and waste prevention.

    As part of Compass Group PLC, a world leader in collective catering, fully in line with the group’s social policies, our highest priority is to pursue an operating model that guarantees full environmental sustainability.

    UNI EN ISO 14001:2015 certification for environmental management system is the proof of this commitment.


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    Safeguarding natural resources

    Promoting water saving and using environmentally-friendly products, equipment and machinery

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    Energy saving

    Prioritizing the use of highly energy-efficient equipment and machinery

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    reducing food waste

    Monitoring production and consumption waste by promoting consumer and staff awareness campaigns with a view to keeping them under control to respect the environment

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    Reducing packaging

    Through the use of reusable and recyclable packaging

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    Sustainable supply chain

    We choose products that respect the Italian sustainable supply chain as much as possible, taking into consideration the environment and your safety

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    Reducing CO2 emissions per meal

    By optimizing resources and technologies, and reducing mileage in managing the service

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    Using biodegradable or ceramic crockery and products

    We simplify recycling and encourage separate waste collection

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    Carbon Disclosure Project

    Since 2009, the entire Compass Group has been actively taking part in the Carbon Disclosure Project (, whose main purpose is to create standard programmes for reducing and monitoring environmental impact, publishing official performance data of the individual companies involved so as to make the sustainability of the corporate management model transparent to all stakeholders



    Our attention to environmental issues is reflected in all business processes which in a variety of ways contribute to the success of the activities, whether they are operational or administrative, promoting sustainable management of our meal service in canteens, in external distribution centres and of transported meals.


    Our purchasing policy gives priority to external partners who are able to pursue the same environmental objectives and have the tools, procedures and certifications that confim such commitment, with clear and shared improvement targets year on year.


    We joined a project (“Siticibo”) promoted by the Banco Alimentare Foundation to implement a campaign to collect unused food surpluses (destined for disposal) from our canteens, and share it to meet the food needs of those Facilities or Social Solidarity Institutions for the less fortunate.

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