Dynamify and Klimato team up to launch digital carbon labelling system for UK catering sector
London-based foodtech start-up Dynamify has announced its partnership with sustainability software developer Klimato to provide a digital carbon labelling system to the catering industry in the UK to help it bring down carbon emissions.
Both companies are already working collaboratively to provide the technology to catering clients at some of the biggest financial and pharmaceutical groups worldwide. They say their alliance has so far helped catering companies achieve up to 16% carbon reduction in just over a year.
Estabilshed in 2015, Dynamify provides a complete digital ordering platform to over 3,000 restaurants within offices and manufacturing sites, school and university venues, hospitals, and airport lounges. The latest collaboration allows the company’s clients, which include contract catering giants Sodexo, Elior, Atalian, ISS, WSH, and CH&CO, to manage and reduce their carbon footprint in the UK.
With the new partnership, catering businesses will be able to integrate Klimato’s carbon labelling tool across all ordering channels to help them identify areas where emissions are highest and where changes can be made to reduce their footprint. As a result, more customers can also review their carbon consumption through the food ordering tool, and make more educated decisions around what they eat.
Maxwell Harding, founder of Dynamify, said in a statement: “In sites that Dynamify and Klimato are already operating within, we’ve seen a 23 per cent reduction in their carbon footprint in just 18 months. Therefore, we’re confident in our 30% carbon reduction forecast having combined the two services, thanks to rolling carbon labelling out to more ordering channels.
“The ongoing climate emergency, and events such as the record heat, has prompted more businesses to responsibly accelerate their march towards the UK’s net zero target by 2050. By introducing digital carbon labelling, we expect food service providers and retailers to change their product offering as consumer awareness grows and as demand for more sustainable products increases.”
Founded in 2018, Swedish company Klimato has worked with more than 3,000 restaurants in the Nordics, Germany, France, the UK, Ireland, and the Netherlands. It says it has helped them achieve on average a 10.9% reduction in their annual carbon footprint.
Erik Olsen, Head of Growth and UK Country Manager, Klimato, said: “Our rapid success across Sweden and Europe has helped thousands of restaurants achieve an annual carbon reduction level that is well above the official UN recommendation.
“There is very strong demand from the UK catering industry for these same results as people become increasingly environmentally aware of the impact of the food they consume. The UK’s food industry currently accounts for 35 per cent of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions, but we are confident that by this new partnership with Dynamify, we will be able to match the 10.9 per cent carbon annual footprint reduction that we’ve achieved elsewhere.”