FOOD awarded by the United Nations Task force on NCDs

On September 23rd, the Belgian Federal Public Service Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment (SPF SP) received an award from the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases.

This award recognises the FOOD programme’s “outstanding contribution to achieving NCD-related Sustainable Development Goals”.

The FOOD programme was invited by the ILO to submit an application this spring. It was assessed by a high-level committee composed of the following UN agencies: International Labour Organisation (ILO), World Health Organisation (WHO), Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), and the World Food Programme (WFP).

The SPF SP, represented by its Ambassador, received the prize in the UN Building in New York, and the ceremony was held during the UN General Assembly High Level meeting.

It is a great recognition for the hard work all the partners have put in the programme over the last 10 years, achieved thanks to their continuous involvement.

It is also the first global award received!


Press release from the SPF SP (in FR and NL)


septembre 26, 2019   No Comments

The FOOD programme highlighted during the G7 Summit in Biarritz

Edenred was selected by the G7 organization team as one of the corporate philanthropists contributing to the organization of its summit in Biarritz, held from August 24 to 26, 2019.

The French presidency of the Summit committed to organize a sustainable event. Thus Edenred provided to the 2 000 accredited journalists a dedicated Ticket Restaurant card, meant to be spend in more than 600 local restaurants.

This initiative encouraged the discovery of the local Basque gastronomy while minimizing the risk of food waste. In the same vein and in order to be as environmentally-friendly as possible, the cards have been collected at the end of the summit and recycled.

Throughout the event, Edenred also had the opportunity to present its social commitments tackling the fight against food waste and the balanced nutrition promotion. In this regard, the FOOD programme partner restaurants were contacted to take part in this initiative and offer local, healthy meals.

The sustainability of the FOOD programme was also highlighted as a best practice in the field of healthy eating. The progamme now gathers 27 public and private partners in 10 EU countries, and the messages delivered through its channel reach about 250 000 restaurants and 7 million employees daily.


septembre 9, 2019   No Comments