Foodbuy Joins HARP
Foodbuy Joins The Hospitality Alliance for Responsible Procurement to Accelerate Positive Sustainability Performance Across the Hospitality Industry’s Supply Chain
Foodbuy is excited to announce it has joined The Hospitality Alliance for Responsible Procurement (HARP), a collaborative initiative comprising industry leaders committed to improving sustainability throughout the entire hospitality supply chain. HARP fosters close collaboration with trading partners to build transparency and scale positive impact across value chains. The Alliance includes hospitality industry leaders such as Accor, Hilton, IHG Hotels & Resorts, Marriott International, and Radisson Hotel Group and two other global group purchasing organizations, Avendra and Entegra.
HARP, facilitated by the sustainability ratings company EcoVadis, collectively addresses weaknesses in the sustainability management systems of their suppliers. HARP members will enroll their suppliers in a sustainability evaluation using the EcoVadis platform, which assesses suppliers across 21 key sustainability criteria. These ratings allow members to effectively implement improvements across their supply chain.
This partnership will provide Foodbuy suppliers with access to a variety of tools, resources, and recommendations to strengthen their sustainable procurement practices in areas such as waste management, social responsibility, carbon emissions reduction, and more. As a result, Foodbuy will be able to deliver even greater value to customers across all channels by supporting their key sustainability initiatives while offering data transparency and reporting.
“At Foodbuy, sustainability has always been a top priority, and this new partnership will accelerate our progress and enable us to continue to deliver value to our supplier partners and customers. We recognize that no one company can accomplish these goals alone – it is through partnership and collaboration that we can make a significant, positive impact on the supply chain and the industry at large.” – Dennis Hogan, Foodbuy CEO
About Foodbuy, LLC
Foodbuy, LLC is the largest foodservice procurement and supply chain solutions organization in North America and the sole sourcing partner for their parent company, Compass Group North America. Foodbuy manages more than $30 billion in purchase volume, giving them an industry-leading edge when negotiating contracts for Compass Group and Foodbuy Members. Foodbuy’s focus is on procurement, providing a unique
blend of purchasing savvy, product expertise, proven strategic processes and data analytics that integrates sourcing, category development, and distribution. Foodbuy’s business model, sustainability initiatives, and commitment to supplier diversity gives them a substantial competitive advantage. The value that they deliver to their customers has led to their significant growth, making Foodbuy the largest, yet most collaborative procurement organization in the United States. For more information, please visit www.foodbuy.com.
EcoVadis is a purpose-led company whose mission is to provide the world’s most trusted business sustainability ratings. Businesses of all sizes rely on EcoVadis’ expert intelligence and evidence-based ratings to monitor and improve the sustainability performance of their business and trading partners. Its actionable scorecards, benchmarks, carbon action tools, and insights guide an improvement journey for environmental, social and ethical practices across 200 industry categories and 175 countries. Industry leaders such as Johnson & Johnson, L’Oréal, Unilever, LVMH, Bridgestone, BASF and JPMorgan are among the 100,000 businesses that collaborate with EcoVadis to drive resilience, sustainable growth and positive impact worldwide.