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Here you will find facts, tools and short guides on sustainable food sourcing.

Food procurement can significantly reduce negative climate impacts, protect and promote biodiversity, increase fairness in the food supply chain, and support local producers. Important aspects of sustainable food sourcing include organic quality, efficient use of resources, especially water and energy consumption, and conservation of endangered species such as seafood and fish.


Through sustainable procurement strategies, food service businesses can significantly reduce climate impacts, protect and promote biodiversity, increase fairness along food supply chains, and support local communities.


Within the framework of the One Planet Sustainable Tourism Programme and In close cooperation between UN Tourism, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and Futouris, a series of factsheets was developed as a useful tool for more sustainable food sourcing. The factsheets provide clear information and tips on important aspects such as the climate and water footprint of different foods, relevant product categories such as meat or fish, and the use of certifications and seals such as organic or fair trade.

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Carbon foodprint – Facts

How do you improve the climate foodprint of your culinary offering? Read more about this.

Logistics – Facts

Which means of transport produces the most CO₂ emissions? Read more about this.

Production methods – Facts

Production methods have an impact on the climate. Read more.

Food emissions – Facts

Which foods cause the most greenhouse gas emissions? Read more.

Milk alternatives – Facts

Which milk alternative is the most climate and environmentally friendly? Read more.

Packaging – Facts

Which packaging is less negative for the carbon footprint? Read more.

Climate-friendly procurement – Tips

Guiding principles for sustainable purchasing can be found here.

Procurement Factsheets – Tools

This factsheet series “Procuring Food Sustainably” dives into the essential role of sustainable procurement in the tourism sector.

Foodprint calculator – Tools

Here you will find links to additional materials and climate calculators.

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