Sysco introduces Foodprint menu carbon labelling solution for Brakes customers

Sysco GB has partnered with Nutritics to introduce its Foodprint solution for Brakes customers, bringing carbon labelling within the reach of thousands of food businesses across the UK.

Foodprint, the fully automated environmental impact scoring system for the hospitality and foodservice sector, allows customers to track, manage and publish the water and carbon impact of their menus and will become part of Brakes’ Virtual Chef concept. The solution puts sustainability at the heart of recipe development, by bringing carbon and water data together with nutritional, allergen and margin information.

With food contributing almost a third of all global carbon emissions, the new tool can be used to develop more sustainable menus and shared with an increasingly engaged consumer audience, empowering them to make choices based on the impact of a particular dish.

Foodprint works by taking data across agriculture, processing, packaging and transportation, linked back to peer reviewed academic research. It delivers this in an understandable format that can easily be translated into a consumer-friendly label.

Pete Statham, head of sustainability and government relations at Sysco GB, said: “Over 90% of our carbon footprint is the food that we sell, so educating our team and supporting customers on the design and development of menus and the products they are sourcing is vital to us playing our part in tackling climate change.

“With thousands of customers and the industry’s largest development chef team, we are very excited about the opportunity to build on Sysco’s global science-based targets and be at the forefront of transforming the food system and what ends up on the menus of tomorrow.”

Sysco GB recently worked with Knowledge Labs from Nutritics, a specialist sustainability consultancy service, to create and deliver a programme to educate all its 8,000 employees in sustainability. This included bringing together the development chef team to test the new Nutritics system, demonstrating how it can be used to help support customers in understanding and managing the environmental impact of the food they buy and ultimately cutting the impact of their menus.

Published Date: February 17, 2024
Category: Wholesale Industry News