Category — FOOD’s life

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

The FOOD programme was awarded a Best practice Certificate by the European Commission

On 19 June, the FOOD programme Consortium was awarded a certificate by Commissioner Tibor Navracsics (Education, Culture, Youth and Sport), Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis (Health and Food Safety) and Director General Jerzy Bogdan Plewa (for Commissioner Phil Hogan, Agricultural and Rural Development) for its contribution towards promoting Healthy Lifestyles.

The FOOD programme was assessed by the EU Commission and emerged as a best practice. We thus had the opportunity to present our initiatives to Member States representatives during a marketplace workshop. Participants were able to meet together, break into small working groups and to take part in ‘speed dating’ sessions to rapidly match project owners and those with interest in implementing them in their own countries. You can find best practices related to various health topics on the EU Commission Best Practice Portal.

As Commissioner Hogan said: “The progress made is a strong signal to show that working together can bring great results. From balanced diets to regular physical activity, more needs to be done but I am confident that we are on the right track.

A sincere thank you to all our partners for their continuous involvement in the programme for the past 10 years, for their great achievements and successes.

Congratulations, and let’s carry on together!


To know more:
Tartu call leaflet
European Commission, Press release – ‘Tartu Call for a Healthy Lifestyle shows concrete results for EU citizens’
European Commission, EU-Health newsletter

juin 26, 2019   No Comments