COMPASS GROUP UK & Ireland continues to champion innovation in health and wellbeing, revealing its 2020 Health and Wellbeing Strategy.
This 2020 strategy outlines a number of forward thinking pledges that demonstrate Compass’ dedication to help ‘feed change and fight obesity’. These pledges have been divided into three key areas - Healthier Food, Healthier Lives and Healthier Futures - and will see Compass further reduce calories, fat and salt from its food and drive increased consumption of fruit and vegetables.
These pledges will also see Compass provide multi-channel access to health and wellbeing information and expand on the education it provides to both adults and children through health MOTs and children’s education programmes. The business will also look to establish its own foundation to help fund research in this area. Within these pledges, there are quantifiable commitments which will enable Compass to measure its progress including serving two million extra portions of fruit and vegetables each year, cutting out added salt from recipes and removing 50 million more calories from meals.
In an industry-leading move and in line with its pledge to provide customers with mutli-channel access to health and wellbeing information, Compass has teamed up with MyFitnessPal. From October, thousands of recipes from across Compass’ sector businesses will now be searchable through the MyFitnessPal app - the largest free food database - providing an easier way for customers to keep an eye on what they eat.
Dennis Hogan, Managing Director, Compass Group UK & Ireland said: “Health and wellbeing is now a prime consideration for our customers. The foodservice industry has a key role to play in providing access to more healthy options and helping educate people about the importance of maintaining a healthy, balanced diet. I believe our 2020 strategy outlines some bold pledges that put innovation at the heart of our health and wellbeing vision and will ensure we continue to lead and champion health and wellbeing in the foodservice sector for many years to come.”
Nicky Martin, Head of Nutrition Compass Group UK & Ireland commented: “Working through the pledges enables us to help address key public health issues and really focus on the issues causing health concerns for us as a population. As the UK’s largest foodservice provider we recognise that we have a responsibility and opportunity to help feed change and fight obesity and these pledges reflect our commitment in this area. I’m really excited about the benefits that the changes we introduce will have for our customers, for our organisation and the wider industry.”
The launch of this 2020 strategy follows the successful creation of Compass’ Know Your Food platform – developed to educate and promote health, wellbeing and sustainable sourcing amongst customers – and Compass’ ongoing commitment to the Government’s Public Health Responsibility Deal.
Compass Group were the recipients of the Public Sector Health & Vitality Honour 2014