Amadeus has posted its best food waste figures to date as it puts an emphasis on sustainability at its venues.
After partnering with food donation scheme OLIO in July, the catering comapny has saved more than 614,000 litres of water at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), which is enough to fill more than 7,600 baths or 2.7million cups of coffee.
The research suggests that 4,110 portions of surplus food has been redistributed in the community, while 3.5 tonnes of CO2 emissions have been averted through the partnership.
The food redistribution service ensures that surplus pre-packaged food such as sandwiches, salads and sushi boxes from NEC halls are distributed to those in the local community.
The partnership is part of NEC Sustain – the venue’s sustainability programme. The NEC Group has been working to improve its sustainability footprint, working with its arenas, exhibitions, events partners and customers.
The venue has just launched Prevent, the latest campaign for the programme that focuses on how waste management supports the development of greener events.
Amadeus currently has seven OLIO Food Waste Heroes at the venue, who have helped 122 members of the local community with donations.
OLIO is just one part of the company’s sustainable solutions. 98 per cent of its disposable packaging spend is on sustainable products – be that recyclable, biodegradable or compostable.