It’s estimated that a third of all food that is produced for human consumption globally goes to waste, and therefore it is necessary to prevent and minimize any unnecessary food waste. Our goal is that zero food will go to waste. In order to achieve that, Espresso House work specifically with preventing food waste in the coffee shops by planning and working carefully with ensuring freshness and quality of the products in the shop. In fact, majority of our coffee shops prepare the food in-shop.
In 2018 we further joined in on the mission to fight food waste, and we initiated a work to partner up with leading food rescue application services. By cooperating with these apps we are able to sell good surplus food, that would else have been thrown away, at a discounted price. As of 2020, Espresso House in all countries are cooperating with a food rescue service. In Sweden we cooperate with Karma, and in Norway, Denmark and Germany we are cooperating with Too Good To Go. Espresso House Finland collaborates with ResQ Club, and Since 2019, Johan & Nyström also cooperates with Karma in Sweden.
At Espresso House Sweden we also received an award from Karma in 2020. The award ‘CO2minator of the Year’ was received in 2020 with their justification: “For smart and focused sustainability work all over the country, from group level down to every everyday hero who plans, prepares, packages and serves customers in the cafés. Espresso House shows how to work effectively to reduce carbon dioxide emissions”.