Each year, 11 million tons of food is thrown away in Germany alone. The food service industry is responsible for 17% of this total.*
In 2014, Dussmann Service Deutschland joined the association "United Against Waste e. V.". The objective of the international campaign is to fight food waste in the food service industry and to encourage all of those involved to treat food with care and respect.
United Against Waste e. V. provides its members with a service operations package:
The tool enables us to count, measure and weigh the food waste produced in our kitchens and restaurants. The results help us optimize our operations on a long-term basis and to ensure a more efficient use of resources.
We share our results with other members of the association United Against Waste e. V. because we recognize the need to work together to achieve global results. After all, everybody benefits.
Preventing unnecessary food waste is a contribution to a better world.
* Source: Survey "Zu gut für die Tonne" carried out in 2011 by the University of Stuttgart for the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture
The association "United Against Waste e.V." was founded in 2012 to encourage awareness of food waste in the food service industry. It aims to inform cooks and and food service companies about methods of reducing unnecessary waste and saving costs.
United Against Waste is a global campaign which is setting standards all over the world.