A YEAR IN IMPACT - TOO GOOD TO GO BECOMES CARBON NEUTRAL+ AND CELEBRATES 100 MILLION SURPRISE BAGS SAVED
April 4, 2022
New York, NEW YORK (April 4, 2022) - Social Impact company and the world’s #1 marketplace for surplus food Too Good To Go has published its second annual Impact Report to provide transparency on the concrete progress it is making in its food-saving work, on and off the app.
The report is a deep-dive into the company’s progress under each of its business pillars: the core marketplace of the app; schools, public affairs, businesses, and households, as well as how it is increasing sustainability of core business practices.
Critical to maintaining these sustainable business practices as the company continues to grow, there has been a complete audit and offsetting of its carbon footprint, carried out in partnership with Planetly. In 2021, Too Good To Go was awarded Planetly’s Carbon Neutral+ label.
Working with over 100,000 partners globally—including Just Salad, LPQ, JOKR, Gorillas, and Morton Williams here in the states—the company also celebrated the milestone of having saved 100M meals across 17 countries since its founding in 2016. U.S. operations, in its first year ever, contributed to this win with Americans saving over 1.2M meals by the end of 2021 and momentum building for even greater impact in 2022.
“It’s time for businesses to prioritize company purpose over profit,” says Gaeleen Quinn, U.S. Head of Impact at Too Good To Go. “As a B Corp, we’re leading the way to a more inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economy, and we take our responsibility as a Social Impact Company very seriously. We regularly revisit the B Lab framework to make sure we are demonstrating high social and environmental performance, so our work can truly benefit the communities we serve and the planet.”
The company launched in Canada and Ireland in July and September 2021 respectively, and is continually measuring its carbon footprint, to keep visibility of where emissions can be cut as the business grows.
“Being able to show a breakdown of your company’s carbon emissions is an increasingly commonplace demand, and we’re talking from business partners to investors and the public.” said Anna Alex, Founder and CCO at Planetly. “Supporting Too Good To Go through the journey from reporting to offset to Carbon Neutral+ was an example of the projects we run every day across Europe. It’s now crucial work, as companies realize more and more the potential they have to do good in the world.”
The Too Good To Go date labeling initiative, which runs in partnership with Unilever, Danone, and Nestlé, amongst others, expanded to two additional European countries in 2021. The project tackles the fact that 20% of all food waste can be attributed to confusion over date labeling and aims to make it clearer when food is still good to eat.
In November 2021 the company was accepted onto the EU Platform on Food Losses and Food Waste, a five-year project which runs until the end of 2026. The platform brings together public and private sector players from all EU countries, to tackle food waste issues including reducing consumer food waste, removing barriers to food donation, introducing legally binding food waste reduction targets, and addressing food waste linked to date labels.
“I am proud to see how at Too Good To Go, we have extended our impact to become influential in public affairs, and extended our date labeling project to another two markets,” says Mette Lykke, CEO of Too Good To Go. “Our membership of the EU platform on Food Waste will help us in continuing to push for change where it can make the most impact.”
ABOUT TOO GOOD TO GO
Too Good To Go is the certified B-Corp and tech-for-good company powering the world’s #1 marketplace for surplus food. The app connects consumers to extra food that would otherwise be thrown away from local restaurants, cafes, bakeries and grocery stores, such as pastries, fresh produce, sushi and more. Too Good To Go provides a simple way for food businesses to redirect their surplus, and consumers to help fight climate change in a fun, delicious way. Founded in 2016, Too Good To Go has saved over 12I’m 7 million meals across 17 countries, which is the equivalent to 508 million pounds of food. Visit https://toogoodtogo.com/en-us for more information and follow Too Good To Go on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
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