June 20, 2024 • News5 min read

Carbon Labelling: The Latest News | Just Eat for Business

We want to continue to do our part to make food at work more sustainable. That’s why once again, we're taking part in the next phase of Just Eat's Carbon Labelling project!

  • We're working with several restaurant partners in London to continue with carbon labelling, to help increase awareness of the carbon impact of food at work. This phase of the project builds on Just Eat’s previous work on carbon labelling, with a focus on corporate customers.

  • The next phase of the project will help show companies how they can make more climate conscious choices with the food they're ordering for their employees, as well as helping restaurant partners to understand the environmental impact of the food they are offering team members. 

  • Like the previous phase, we'll be working with My Emissions, a leading provider of food carbon calculations and labelling, to calculate the carbon emissions from each of the main dishes. These calculations will then be used to display a carbon label next to each main menu item on the website, informing businesses on the impact of carbon emissions in food.
  • As part of the partnership with My Emissions, we will be funding the scheme for independent restaurants. This will build on Just Eat’s previous carbon labelling project to help the business and participating restaurant partners understand the impact carbon labelling has on consumer behaviour.

Our 2023 carbon impact survey shows the importance of strong sustainable values within businesses, with 91% of employees* saying that their business’ values play an important part in their employee wellbeing. Nearly half of respondents also said that they consider the environmental impact of the food they’re ordering into the office every time.

Matt Ephgrave, Managing Director at Just Eat for Business: Exploring ways to minimise our environmental impact remains an important topic for us, and we believe extending this to also support our independent restaurant partners on their sustainability journey is key. Through this carbon labelling project, we aim to help our restaurant partners better understand the carbon impact that their food options have whilst also empowering workers to make more climate conscious food decisions."

Matthew Isaacs, Co-Founder of My Emissions: “We’re looking forward to continuing our partnership with Just Eat into the next phase of their carbon labelling trial. Just Eat for Business offers another opportunity to learn more about how our carbon labels can impact a variety of customers' choices and increase awareness of the impact of carbon emissions in the food industry.”

*Carbon Impact Survey conducted by Just Eat for Business surveyed 127 London-based employees in August 2023. 

Discover the NEW restaurants that are taking part below, and for more information, click here.