We are Heroes because we care – this is one of our core values at Delivery Hero. We care for our employees, partners, and the communities we operate in, and also for the environment.
We are aware of the impact our business has on the natural environment, primarily through the greenhouse gas emissions we and our partners emit, the plastic in food packaging, and the resources used by restaurants and in our office operations. Delivery Hero strives to reduce its global environmental footprint in our direct operations as well as our value chain.
Packaging is a byproduct of our business activities. Restaurants choose and use the packaging that enable us to deliver food to customers. Much of the food packaging in use is still made from plastic. We want to help restaurants move beyond plastic to more sustainable solutions.
Our focus is on offering packaging solutions that can be scaled across countries, despite the differences in recycling capabilities and usage. That’s why we prioritize plant-based and compostable packaging. We have launched a global sustainable packaging program in which we provide packaging to restaurants to displace their plastic packaging. We want to ensure packaging is compostable, fulfils food safety and operational needs while being price competitive.
We are also exploring reusable packaging options via pilots on a local basis.
Across our global platform, we are continuing to optimize an “opt-out cutlery feature” which empowers consumers to make conscious decisions about cutlery consumption.
We believe cutlery opt-outs offer a win-win scenario as restaurants save money by buying less cutlery and customers avoid the need to dispose of unwanted cutlery.
Becoming a more sustainable business is only part of our ambition. We strive to create a more sustainable restaurant and food delivery ecosystem. We do this by promoting responsible business practices in our supply chain, as well as encouraging our restaurant partners and customers to make sustainable choices.
By integrating sustainable thinking into our platforms, we believe we can help others lead more sustainable lives.