Delivery Hero awards start-up that fights food waste
ResQ Club intends to further expand its business with the expertise of the Berlin delivery service
Berlin, 23 October 2017 – Delivery Hero awarded ResQ Club from Finland with the “Hero Award for Social Entrepreneurship”, which was launched this year. Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, ResQ Club is active in Finland, Sweden and Germany and is dedicated to reducing food waste. To this end, ResQ Club cooperates with restaurants and hotels that sell their surplus food at reduced prices to consumers.
ResQ Club customers are informed via app about the current available surpluses and can pick up the selected food as a take-away portion. In its three European markets, the start-up has already saved more than 350,000 portions from going to waste.
ResQ Clubs CEO Oula Antere accepted the Hero Award in Berlin, which is endowed with EUR 15,000. The Finnish start-up will now pass through a mentoring program, in which Delivery Hero experts from various disciplines will support the ResQ team.
Niklas Östberg, CEO of Delivery Hero, said: “We launched the Hero Award because we want to promote young start-ups with social aspirations through our high level of digital expertise. ResQ Club has earned the award with a highly relevant subject and a strong concept. Now we want to help them achieve their goals.”
Oula Antere, CEO of ResQ Club said: “Technology is improving our lives faster than ever before in the history of mankind. But everything is futile if we ruin the planet on our way, so it is important that we make urban consumption more sustainable! Learning from Delivery Hero is an invaluable opportunity for us, as they are the best in the world at scaling consumer marketplaces.”
About Delivery Hero
Delivery Hero is the leading global online food ordering and delivery marketplace with number one market positions in terms of restaurants, active users and orders in more countries than any of its competitors and online and mobile platforms across 40+ countries in Europe, the Middle East & North Africa (MENA), Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region. Delivery Hero also operates its own delivery service primarily in 60+ high-density urban areas around the world. The Company is headquartered in Berlin and has over 6,000 employees in addition to thousands of employed delivery drivers.
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Bodo v. Braunmühl, Head of Corporate Communications, Delivery Hero