Who we are

Started in 2017 by Compass Group USA, Stop Food Waste Day is now recognised globally in every corner of the world as we unite to educate, inspire, and ignite change.

Our mission is to ignite change regarding the global food waste problem. We do this by drawing attention to the issues, at the same time educating through engaging with society at all levels and sharing practical, creative, and impactful ways we can all change our behaviour to reduce food waste.

We recognise that food waste is not only a moral issue, but a key contributor to climate change too. Wasting food is a waste of the energy to grow, harvest, process and cook and food waste in landfill can cause methane emissions, a potent greenhouse gas.

Stop Food Waste Day has become a global movement, and a core part of our culture at Compass Group. Our chefs and frontline teams understand the opportunity that we have to empower the communities we serve with knowledge, tips, and tricks to reduce food waste; not only in our cafes but in their homes and beyond.   


No one ever has the intention to waste food, which is why at Compass we strive to make every day #StopFoodWasteDay. By shining a light on this issue, and tackling it together, we can make such a meaningful impact on our global food system.

Amy Keister, Global Director of Sustainability at Compass Group