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… to our planet

Ever conscious of the importance of sustainable development, Newrest ensures that essential environmental values are upheld within the Group. Using local products in season, treating and reducing waste, as well as the ‘Zero paper’ policy, are examples of how company behaviour illustrates the Group’s ecological mindset.


  • 29,375 meals prepared every day with organic products
  • 7 countries ISO 14001 certified
  • 20 % of our subsidiaries decreased their waste in 2015/16

ISO 14001 certification policy

In 2014, Newrest launched a major campaign for ISO 14001 certification for its units. ISO 14001 is an environmental management standard.

It is based on the principle of continuous improvement in environmental performance by controlling the environmental impact of a company’s activity. As part of the certification, 7 country units are now
ISO 14001-certified: Austria, Bolivia, Greece, Portugal, Switzerland, Cyprus and Tunisia.

Local procurement and organic products

In order to minimize environmental impact, one of the Group’s fundamental principles is proper purchasing management: by reducing transport time and opting to purchase foods produced using pesticide-free methods, Newrest encourages sustainable and responsible farming.


  • 29,375 meals prepared every day with organic products
  • 45 % of our countries use pesticide-free products

Recycling and waste reduction policy

A major line of action in minimising our environmental footprint is reducing and recycling waste.

Reduction of energy consumption

The sustainable development plan maintained by the Group includes strict measures to reduce the use of electricity and fuel.

Simple actions have already helped the Group reduce its ecological footprint in previous years: systematically closing doors as well as turning off lights, computers, heating and ventilation systems at the end of the day.

Reducing paper use

Since it was founded, Newrest has maintained a policy to reduce paper printing.

The Group opts for digital media and uses eco-friendly material when the use of paper is inevitable. In this case, the basic rule is one printout in black and white, using both sides of the sheet of paper.

For more information about our actions, please have a look on our activity report.

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