Reducing CO2 footprint and food cost in kitchens across the globe
Diversey is a key partner for operations in kitchens across sectors. Acutely aware of the impact of food waste on both food cost and CO2 footprint, Diversey’s teams are committed to helping kitchens reduce their food waste. Given the challenge of this objective, Diversey has partnered with Lumitics to be able to provide kitchens with a food waste technology that will help reduce their CO2 footprint and food cost.
Lumitics is a leading Singaporean tech-for-good company that manufactures an AI-powered smart food waste tracker to help kitchens reduce their food waste in one single step, and hence their food cost.
Lumitics and Diversey are proud to announce that they have entered into a strategic partnership to help kitchens around the globe tackle food waste. Under this partnership, Diversey will include Lumitics’ food waste trackers in its portfolio of sustainable products and solutions amongst its other ESG solutions. Lumitics will benefit from Diversey’s experience and extensive network and will allow Diversey to offer its clients a state-of-the-art tech solution to help them reduce their food waste. This partnership will kick off with an operational presence in the Middle East before expanding globally.
Food waste is a huge issue that impacts any food-producing industry, both in terms of cost as well as CO2 footprint. “Over 1.6 billion tons of food are wasted globally each year. Hotel kitchens alone throw away 25% of all the food they purchase. Not only does it feel wrong that we are wasting food while knowing there are people starving in the world, the food waste also contributes to another problem – global warming. In fact, about 11% of all greenhouse gas emitted comes from the food we are wasting”, states Lumitics on their mission to reduce food waste. Both governments and the private sector have made it a top priority to find innovative solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and so has Diversey.
“Lumitics is very excited to partner with Diversey, a company with an excellent reputation in the industry that has proven its resilience and capacity to innovate within the sustainability space. This means for us a next phase of growth in servicing customers beyond Asia-Pacific. There will be a lot of work but the entire team at Lumitics is very grateful for such an opportunity” says Rayner Loi, CEO and co-founder of Lumitics.
“Partnering with Lumitics means that we can offer our customers a state-of-the-art technology for their kitchens to help them reduce operational cost, regardless of the size of the kitchens” says Frank Theis, Chief Customer Officer at Diversey. “And it supports our sustainability efforts to reduce the massive CO2 emissions that food waste generates. Science-based targets on GHG emissions are omnipresent and we are excited to be supporting our customers with programs to help achieve those goals “
Over the course of almost 100 years, the Diversey brand has become synonymous with product quality, service, and innovation. Diversey cleaning and hygiene products help create a safer and cleaner world for people, businesses and communities. We develop and deliver innovative products, services, and technologies that save lives and protect our environment.
Lumitics is a Singaporean-based technology company that designs and manufactures AI-powered smart food waste trackers to reduce food waste and cost. Lumitics’ devices are designed especially for busy kitchens and offer a seamless process with no disruption to current kitchen workflows. Based on the food waste data tracked, Lumitics offers insights to Chefs on how to reduce their food waste by up to 40% and food cost by 2%-8%.