Responsible action

«We take our responsibility towards the environment seriously and focus on developing measures that will have the greatest possible impact.»

Compass Group is dedicated to the topic of sustainability. From sourcing Swiss products and optimising transport routes through to initiatives aimed at combating food waste, we stand for a credible and comprehensive sustainability policy.


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May 2022

Together with Federal Councillor Simonetta Sommaruga and other representatives from the Swiss food industry, we signed a cross-industry agreement geared towards reducing food losses in Switzerland in Bern in May 2022. This food waste reduction agreement is a key component of the action plan adopted by the Federal Council on 6 April 2022. The action plan, which is divided into two phases (2022–2025 and 2026–2030), should promote the reduction of avoidable food losses and help to ensure that the aim of a 50% reduction by 2030 (in comparison to 2017 levels) is met.

February 2022

On 17 February 2022, having set ourselves specific measures and objectives, we were included in the Swiss Triple Impact (STI) Directory. The STI Directory lists Swiss companies that have made practical and ambitious commitments to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and therefore to current and future generations.

November 2020

Launch of our ‘no plastic’ strategy. In future, we will not provide plastic straws in any of our restaurants. In addition, we will use renewable and reusable or compostable materials in our takeaway packaging wherever possible and offer the reCIRCLE reusable container as an alternative takeaway option in several restaurants.

Our sustainability principles

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Health and well-being:
What we eat and drink has a direct effect on our health and well-being. That’s why we actively develop and promote healthy menu options, so that our guests and employees can lead healthy, happy and productive lives.

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Climate and environmental protection:
As a leading global caterer, we focus on those areas in which we can exert the most influence in terms of climate protection. Our global aim is to reduce food waste by 50% by 2030.

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Better for the world:
Every year, we serve 5.5 billion meals around the world, which means we can have a far-reaching impact on the way in which food is produced and moves through the supply chain, and enhance people’s lives through our catering establishments.

Net Zero 2050

Net Zero

We were the first international company in the corporate catering industry to commit to reaching net zero in our operational activities and throughout our supply chains on a global scale by 2050 (Scope 1–3).

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The UN Sustainable Development Goals

We recognise our responsibility to reduce food waste and emissions throughout our supply chain. Out of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which were drawn up by the UN as part of Agenda 2030, we have prioritised five goals where we can have the greatest effect.

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Plant-based, environmentally friendly nutrition

Reducing our consumption of animal products is an important step towards greater sustainability. We actively promote the sensible consumption and use of meat, along with plant-based nutrition. We put the spotlight on environmentally friendly, plant-based menus with the umbrella brand ‘The Green Choice’.

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Our partners

In order to reach our sustainability goals, we prioritise collaboration with our various partners and take their innovative ideas and knowledge on board when developing relevant measures.