The international wholesale specialist METRO, aiming to halve food waste in its own operations by 2025, officially began its partnership with Too Good To Go, the leading app against food waste, in October 2018. It currently includes the two restaurants at the METRO campus in Düsseldorf, the store restaurants in Neuss and Krefeld, Germany, and all wholesale stores in the Netherlands, and will now be expanded to Belgium, France, Italy and Spain.
"Fighting food waste is our obligation as a food wholesaler," said Veronika Pountcheva, Global Director Corporate Responsibility METRO AG, explaining the motivation behind the two companies' alliance. "Resources are scarce. We must deal with them responsibly. And we must be aware that the tons of food thrown away globally every year emit huge amounts of greenhouse gases. Food waste is a climate killer."
Since launching the cooperation between METRO and Too Good To Go in the Netherlands and Germany in June 2019, almost 90% of all food made available on the app from the Dutch METRO stores and store restaurants in Germany has been saved – well over 12,000 meals.