16 May 2019 - Berlin
Delivery Hero strengthens its global commitment to a sustainable future with strategic investment in biodegradable packaging manufacturer BIO-LUTIONS
BIO-LUTIONS International AG and Delivery Hero SE partner on manufacturer’s international expansion to bring more sustainable packaging solutions to market.
Berlin, 16 May, 2019 – Delivery Hero SE (“Delivery Hero”), one of the leading global online food ordering and delivery marketplaces, announced today its investment in the Series A funding round for BIO-LUTIONS International AG (“BIO-LUTIONS”). As an innovator in the field of bio-materials, BIO- LUTIONS produces sustainable packaging and disposable tableware made from agricultural residues.
Through its portfolio of market-leading food delivery businesses, Delivery Hero works with more than 290,000 local and global restaurant partners worldwide to create amazing on demand experiences. Packaging is an important, yet often overlooked, part of a great experience. Already more and more customers ask for sustainable packaging options, as they look to do their part for our environment.
Niklas Östberg, Co-Founder and CEO of Delivery Hero: “Sustainable and ecologically-sound packaging are key parts of our mission of delivering an amazing experience. We take our commitment to environmental sustainability seriously and these efforts are integral to our goals for the end of 2019. Improving the way to package delivered food sustainably with the help of BIO-LUTIONS will allow us to help reduce our carbon footprint. This is all in addition to a broader corporate responsibility focus that also emphasizes giving back to local communities and creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace.”
The BIO-LUTIONS Founder and CEO Eduardo Gordillo stated: „The investment of Delivery Hero reflects our common goals of achieving a sustainable combination of business, ecology and customer experience. BIO-LUTIONS offers the ecological alternative to plastic on the market. Delivery Hero has recognized this and wants to support us with its professional expertise on our way to global expansion and reduction of their carbon footprint. We are delighted to be working with Delivery Hero in more than 40 countries and 290,000 restaurants.”
Delivery Hero continues to explore opportunities to partner with social impact companies at every stage who share our mission to improve the environment and conditions of people around the world. The company remains focused on delivering high quality, convenience and choice. And, businesses that help further this focus and match the global reach of Delivery Hero, foster an environmentally- conscious delivery ecosystem for partners, customers and our company.
About Delivery Hero:
Delivery Hero is one of the leading global online food ordering and delivery marketplaces. The company maintains number one competitive market positions, in terms of restaurants, active users and orders, and online and mobile platforms, across nearly 40 countries in Europe, the Middle East & North Africa (MENA), Latin America and Asia-Pacific. Delivery Hero also operates its own delivery service primarily in over 250 cities around the world. The Company is headquartered in Berlin, Germany and has over 19,000 employees.
For more information, please visit www.deliveryhero.com
WKN: A2E4K4; ISIN: DE000A2E4K43
BIO-LUTIONS is a Hamburg-based green tech start-up that developed a new innovative biodegradable material, used to produce sustainable packaging and disposable tableware. The production process gives a second life to currently unused agricultural residuals as raw material to replace conventional plastic and paper products. BIO-LUTIONS was founded in 2017 and is currently expanding in Asia and Europe.
For more information, please visit: www.bio-lutions.com
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