ISS reduces hunger and diverts surplus food with new program

ISS A/S (ISS), a leading integrated facilities management and employee experience company, announced a new program that reduces community hunger by diverting excess food to organizations local charities. The company’s foodservice brand, ISS Guckenheimer, has partnered with Goodr Food Delivery and Recovery Company, a certified woman and minority-owned business, to measure, assess and divert surplus food cafeterias and company restaurants to people in need.

“We are extremely pleased with the results achieved so far with this program and our relationship with Goodr,” said Paul Fairhead, CEO of ISS Guckenheimer. “We see this program as a triple win: we provide nutritious meals to people who need them; reducing greenhouse gas emissions through diverted food that would otherwise end up in landfills; and reduce costs by analyzing data and making iterative improvements to offers and purchases. »

“We are proud of the impact our partnership with ISS Guckenheimer is already having on the company and its local community,” said Jasmine Crowe, Founder and CEO of Goodr. “We look forward to continuing our work together to reduce ISS Guckenheimer food waste and fight hunger through our technology and logistics.”

One of the main challenges for companies operating in the foodservice industry is to create enough products to meet customer demand while minimizing excess production to reduce costs and avoid waste. Fluctuations in occupancy due to the pandemic have sometimes made this balance more difficult to achieve. In the face of instances of oversupply, ISS Guckenheimer is leveraging Goodr technology and the power of national networks and logistics to get food to those who need it most.

Goodr’s technology includes a dashboard with waste tracking metrics for chefs to reduce food cost. Using this dashboard, chefs can track donation trends and adjust readiness levels or reduce ordering of specific items as needed. The system also allows catering teams to notice new trends in catering. For example, frequent donations of meat entrees may prompt chefs to increase plant-based offerings. Goodr’s technology also provides waste diversion rates as well as the social and environmental impact of a company’s surplus food recovery efforts. In 2021, Goodr’s Surplus Food Recovery program served over 480,000 meals and diverted over £580,000, across all of its partners.

This program aligns with the company’s recently announced zero emissions ambitions and strategy and further supports its mission to help customers minimize their impact on the environment by reducing energy and water consumption, decreasing carbon emissions and reducing the production of waste, including food. .

About Goodr
Founded in 2017, Goodr is a sustainable waste management and hunger relief company that leverages technology and logistics to help partners reduce their food waste and provide meals to those in need. Goodr, a certified B-Corp, is built on the principle that food insecurity is not a problem of scarcity; it’s a matter of logistics. Goodr offers a variety of hunger and food waste solutions, including surplus food salvage, organics recycling, pop-up grocery stores and Goodr grocery stores. Based in Atlanta, Goodr operates nationwide with clients in industries ranging from restaurants and hospitality to arenas, celebrities and more. In 2022, Goodr redirected more than 20 million pounds of surplus food to those in need and away from landfills. For more information about Goodr, visit www.goodr.co or follow the company on Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn, @goodrco.

Ryan H. Bowman