This month we had the pleasure of chatting with Green Kode about sustainability in the hospitality sector. Digitising food safety processes can have a triple impact on becoming more sustainable. It helps hospitality businesses save trees, generate energy efficiencies and cut food waste significantly.
Sustainability for hospitality
It’s our superstar CMO Daniel Reid who was on the mic with Green Kode. As hospitality businesses are slowly recovering from the pandemic, they must rebuild efficiently and resiliently.
An increasing amount of businesses are trying to become more sustainable, especially with a new generation of eco-conscious customers. Dan explains how technology – and here, Navitas Safety food safety kits – can truly help hospitality in this mission of becoming more sustainable.
3 impacts of digitised food safety on sustainability
Saving trees 🌳
“First, digital food safety kits help remove all paper-based processes from the kitchens. So this means hospitality saves a lot of trees. If all restaurants in the UK used one paper sheet a day for their checks, that’s already 39 million papers wasted annually. Consequently, that’s about 4,900+ trees destroyed each year. So digitising food safety processes, like checklists, helps kitchens become greener.”
“Second, digital food safety kits help hospitality create energy efficiencies. Temperature monitoring of fridges and freezers can be automated 24/7 and digitised. Our Smart Probes are also here to help monitor food temperatures with data automatically logged into the system. That way, there’s no more incidents such as fridges switching off and stock being wasted. Staff are automatically notified which means they can act promptly and dramatically cut food waste – a key sustainability practice for hospitality.”
Lower operational costs 📉
“Finally, our kits support hospitality businesses in ensuring optimal temperatures at all times. So what often happens is that many restaurants have fridges and freezers that are too cold and thus, energy bills are heavy and unsustainable. Our Smart Pods in fridges and freezers help staff guarantee optimal temperatures. This means less food waste, optimised energy bills, and consequently, lower operational costs.”
Towards greener practices in hospitality 💚
To conclude, digital food safety is a key asset for hospitality to reduce food waste, create energy efficiencies and save trees. In addition, it also removes a lot of stress for staff and can generate an average of 22 hours of time saving each month. Also, it can all be visualised remotely, making staff lives a lot easier in an era where remote is the new normal.
Everybody has a role to play in our global mission to build a greener, more sustainable future. At Navitas Safety we are committed to constant improvement and innovation to find new ways of helping hospitality become more sustainable and strive for zero waste practices.
Would you like to find out more about digital food safety and sustainability? Read our top tips just here!
You can listen to the full podcast (FREE!) with Green Kode, Episode 35.