Compass Group launches Carbon FOODprint Toolkit

Program allows operators to keep track of sustainability metrics.

March 28—Compass Group has partnered with FirstCarbon Solutions, which specializes in environmental sustainability business solutions, to launch software that will enhance Compass’ Carbon FOODprint Toolkit.

The toolkit is a web-based tool, powered by FirstCarbon Solutions, and is designed to help Compass foodservice directors minimize their environmental impact and costs. Carbon FOODprint allows chefs and managers to create customized strategies to reduce their operations' carbon footprints by decreasing waste disposal and energy and water use. This online technology allows cafes to benchmark and measure the improvements made throughout the cafe, which can be shared with clients for annual reports and sustainability indexes.

"With Carbon FOODprint, we now have an opportunity to provide our clients with cost-effective solutions to lower the environmental impact of their foodservices," Marc Zammit , vice president of sustainability initiatives at Compass Group, said in a press release. "Commercial foodservice is a resource-intense operation, and our onsite teams will use this scalable toolkit to make their operations more sustainable by minimizing carbon impact, while at the same time implementing best practices that lower operational costs in the areas of menuing, energy, water and waste. Supported by FirstCarbon Solutions software, managers will now have the information they need to make the best choices for their business, their clients and the environment."