Reducing our collective impact on the environment is at the core of our business
Food waste is a major environmental issue, responsible for 8-10% of yearly global greenhouse gas emissions. We are proud that our food retail and wholesale customers are typically able to cut their food waste by 10-40% through implementation of our platform. Across our entire food retail and grocery customer base, a conservative estimate of 15% reduction in food waste translates to a whopping reduction of 280 million kilograms of reduced food waste in 2023. This equals roughly 950,000 tons of CO2 equivalents.
We also want to practice what we preach – and we’re proud to say that from 2021 onwards we have been offsetting our yearly emissions through high-quality carbon offset projects.
How does RELEX help?
By optimizing end-to-end inventory management for fresh food products, we’re cutting food waste by up to 40%. Across our customer base, that means we prevent 280M+ kilograms of food waste each year.
Stopping 280M+ kgs of food waste is the same as stopping 950,000+ tons of CO2 equivalents. Put another way, our annual carbon handprint has the same impact as planting 32 million trees to remove CO2 from the air.
When examining the difference between our carbon footprint (3800 tons in 2022) and our estimated carbon handprint (950 000 tons in 2023), it’s easy to see that we have an overwhelmingly positive environmental impact. This is something we are very proud of!
Sustainable success stories from companies just like you
Ametller Origen significantly increased product availability and reduced fresh spoilage after implementing RELEX.
Franprix, a leading convenience store retailer, significantly improved its operational efficiency and replenishment accuracy after the adoption of RELEX.
Resources & news
Enjoy the latest thought leadership and news on the topic of sustainability
Fresh items attract customers, yet grocers lose over 1,5 percent of revenue to food waste. Waste reduction is not just about sustainability, but it also contributes to a healthier balance sheet.
This blog discusses the top causes of waste across the food supply chain and how technology can help grocery stores meet customer needs while reducing food waste and ultimately cutting their footprint.
Make a difference: Cutting food waste and carbon footprint through optimized forecasting and replenishment
This study outlines how our four customers have led the charge toward environmentally responsible business practices while significantly improving both operations and cost-effectiveness.
Recognised for driving change
Since 2022, RELEX has been committed to the UN Global Compact corporate responsibility initiative and its principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment, and anti-corruption.
RELEX has been awarded a Bronze medal as a recognition of our EcoVadis CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Rating.
RELEX is a member of FIBS (Finnish Business & Society), the largest corporate responsibility network in the Nordic countries.