In 2014, the Group launched a major ISO 14001 certification campaign for its units. ISO 14001 certification is based on the principle of continuous environmental performance improvement by controlling the impact of the company’s activities on the environment. As part of the certification, 8 countries are currently certified according to the ISO 14001 standard: Austria, Bolivia, Greece, Switzerland, Cyprus, Tunisia, Costa Rica and Newrest Wagons-Lits France.
From 6pm on Friday June 30th, to 6pm on Saturday July 1st, in partnership with the 2017 class CPA – Toulouse Business School, 36 participants worked their socks off in a fun and positive atmosphere to innovate around the theme of: ‘Combating food waste in Catering thanks to digital’. In the end, the Waste Busters won thanks to their concept of an application which cleverly combines personalisation and ‘rangification’ to stop guests feeling guilty and to get them to make an active contribution to waste reduction.
In Morocco, the teams have put a range of environmental actions in place, notably to manage waste, preserve water and optimise energy consumption.
All Newrest fish suppliers in New Caledonia carry out certified sustainable fishing. Sustainable fishing is a method which seeks to promote environmentally- friendly fishing by limiting the volumes of fish caught to protect species and by prohibiting certain techniques which harm the ecosystem.
Newrest Switzerland is delighted to have obtained the Swiss ‘Fourchette Verte’ on the site of the Chamber of compensation CdC in Geneva. ‘Fourchette Verte’ is a health label which is awarded to restaurants which propose a balanced dish of the day and respect the criteria of the Swiss food pyramid. The Swiss teams want to certify all their ‘Catering sites’ according to GRTA specifications. Genève Région Terre Avenir is a guarantee mark which was created in 2004 by the State of Geneva and highlights local production. This label assures the customer that a predefined quantity of the raw materials used to produce their meal comes from production located in the canton of Geneva.
Newrest in Dubrovnik is innovating with the introduction and implementation of organic waste composting. The local company was the first in the Group network and the first in Croatia to install a fully-automatic organic waste composter. Thanks to this technology, we are able to reduce up to 85 % the volume and waste of kitchen waste, such as fruit and vegetable peel and off-cuts within 24 hours.
Newrest in Chile is already carrying out a process to recycle or reuse oil at 100 %, paper at 50 % and cardboard at 100 %. An organic material digester has been installed at the ALMA observatory site. This is a sort of artificial stomach which acts on all organic material thanks to enzymes and bacteria. This action converts the waste into clean water which may be used in particular for watering in the Atacama desert where water is extremely rare. The digester also enables waste volume and bad smells to be reduced. Since December 2016, this system has also been installed in the Newrest unit in Chile.
Since 2012, all paper documents printed at head office have been using non-toxic, 100 % biodegradable inks. The paper used is 70 % recycled and 100 % recyclable. Using this type of paper to print out this activity report would save around 396 kg of CO2.
Our printer is aware of their environmental responsibilities and their company is ‘imprim’vert’ certified: they do not use any toxic products, monitor their energy consumption and limit, sort and convert waste, especially for paper volumes…
Since 2016, in collaboration with ‘Easytri’, a Toulouse based eco company which offers administrations, authorities and companies innovative solutions to manage their business waste (paper, cartridges, batteries, cups, cans, etc.), the 70 members of staff at head office have been made aware of the need to recycle their waste.