Interreg France Channel England Project Cool Food Pro (Low Carbon Footprint for Catering Professionals) has just launched its carbon calculator on it's website.
The calculator provides an easily accessible tool for caterers to illustrate and track the changes they can make to help improve sustainability through the food they serve. Led by the Université de Bretagne Occidentale, the project seeks to help caterers from both the public and private sectors to change their practices and contribute to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.
Cool Food Pro aims to support caterers to move to more sustainable working practices by:
By creating a bespoke plan tailored specifically to each organisation, caterers are supported to meet targets with access to a large range of resources including best practice guides and tailored recipes. Readily available communications resources are also free to access and download on the Cool Food Pro website, for caterers to celebrate their achievements with customers and the difference their work is making.
With food production accounting for a quarter of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, Cool Food Pro aims to help caterers calculate their carbon footprint for free on their specially designed web application and supports them in making positive changes to reduce carbon impact in a simple way
Caron Longden, Sustainable Catering Lead at project partners The Soil Association said: ‘‘We are excited to offer caterers an easily accessible tool to illustrate and track changes they make to improve sustainability through the food they serve. The information gathered will enable our catering partners to showcase their commitment in this area’’.
Cool Food Pro was built on the success of the consumer led Cool Food – another Interreg funded project, supporting consumers to shop, cook and eat more sustainably. The project will run until March 2023 and aims to increase food security, sustainability and public well-being across England and France.
The project is led by Université de Bretagne Occidentale and project partners such as Soil Association UK, Maison de L’Agriculture Biologique du Finistère and Peterborough Environment City Trust.