As good corporate citizens, members of 360° Foodservice are committed to making constant efforts and showing tangible progress in promoting the sustainable evolution of single use and reuse systems for serving food and drinks in Europe, whether for consumption out-of-home, in-store, on-the-go or for delivery direct to the consumer. This effort will aim to balance environmental, social and economic factors. In this way, we aim to meet or surpass relevant public expectations.
Enhancing products and services
High quality products and services
Members of 360° Foodservice aim to provide, sell, rent or use products and services which consistently offer value in terms of functionality, convenience and quality, and which are safe for their intended use. In line with relevant regulations, standards or guidelines, and where this is appropriate and relevant, products will be accurately and properly presented and/or labelled to facilitate their use and their subsequent identification and specific appropriate collection and treatment in the end-of-life phase, ideally in a circular manner.
Safe products and services
As consumers would expect, 360° Foodservice Members are committed to providing hygienic and safe products and services, ensuring that these meet and, where possible, exceed national and European safety regulations. Effective traceability systems will be implemented. Wherever safety is compromised, Members will act without delay to ensure that the risk to consumers is minimized or eliminated. Members of 360° Foodservice communicate on their products through proper labelling, informative and accurate advertising, and other appropriate methods.
Minimizing the impact on the environment
Members of 360° Foodservice will strive to operate in a sustainable way. In this regard, they are committed to making measurable, documented progress in reducing the impact of their products and services in the environment in the short term and to developing a sustainable industry model in line with the Green Deal for Europe and the EU’s Circular Economy Action Plan. As the most efficient short term way to reduce the impact of packaging and related items in the environment, 360° Foodservice promotes and supports the development of appropriate source reduction, recyclability and recovery policies for products by the Members of the Association, in line, notably, with the EU general directive on waste, the packaging and packaging waste directive (and the essential requirements it promotes) and the single use products directive.
Members of 360° Foodservice will develop a resource and manufacturing waste reduction, recyclability and recovery policy specific to its operational activity and strategic focus and will communicate progress annually to the Association. This will be done in line with a common performance measurement system agreed upon by its members and validated by third party associations and partners identified for this purpose on account of their solid public reputation in environmental protection. With the help of the common performance measurement system, 360° Foodservice will monitor annually the progress of its members in the implementation of its specific source reduction, recyclability and recovery policies.
In order to respect the confidentiality of the information communicated by individual members, 360° Foodservice will publish aggregated information of progress made by the members on each of the performance measures. These weighted average annual statistics will be published on the web site of 360° Foodservice.
Partnership with governments, agencies and other organisations
360° Foodservice will co-operate with governments, their agencies, and other stakeholders, both directly and through its Members, in the development of proposed legislation and other regulations in relation to food safety, litter, eco-design, re-use, waste treatment, and initiatives to promote environmental care, to increase the understanding of environmental issues and to disseminate good practice.
360° Foodservice and its Members will contribute to the education of consumers and users of regarding the proper provision and use of single use and reuse systems for serving food and drinks including the end of life phase of products used. It will do so by providing understandable and relevant information - on the package, through the internet and, wherever possible, through educational programmes for local communities where the Members’ premises are established.