ISS Guckenheimer, a leading foodservice provider that seeks to provide its customers with fresh, chef-prepared food, has pledged to make 55% of its menu options plant-based by 2025. It it’s the strongest commitment to date from any foodservice management company. .
As a signatory to the Cool Food Pledge, ISS Guckenheimer’s commitment to plants includes a targeted reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25% by 2030. To achieve its plant goals and sustainability, ISS Guckenheimer plans to work with Humane Society of the United States on recipe ideation, culinary trainings and greenhouse gas assessments. The company also intends to achieve its goals through the global deployment of PowerPlant, a culinary concept and toolkit developed by ISS Guckenheimer chefs. PowerPlant, which the company has successfully piloted in the United States, focuses on using more seasonal and regional plant and plant-based alternatives as a central part of menu writing, to reduce reliance on animal protein.
To achieve its carbon reduction, ISS Guckeneheimer will develop menus that expand plant-based options, reduce reliance on meat dishes and carefully manage animal protein portion sizes.
Lauren Pitts, RD and Head of Foodservice Innovation for the Humane Society of the United States, says, “ISS Guckenheimer has embraced ambitious plant and sustainability goals. It is clear that ISS Guckenheimer recognizes an opportunity and a responsibility to lead the way with climate-friendly and plant-based commitments. We hope other companies will follow. »
Paul Fairhead, CEO of ISS Guckenheimer, says, “Our commitment to increasing plant-based offerings gives customers and employees even healthier and more sustainable options without sacrificing quality and taste, while improving well-being. animal. Our chefs and culinary teams have especially enjoyed creative collaborations with the Humane Society of the United States as we deliver on our plant and sustainability commitments.