Bringing greater transparency and accountability to our companywide commitments
The Food Standards Dashboard is a groundbreaking new companywide reporting and tracking tool that brings our wellness, culinary, and sustainability commitments together in one, easy-to-access (and easier to manage), visually driven place.
Custom-built by an in-house team of developers, the dashboard software collects data from many sources and makes it accessible and transparent at a glance to our chefs and managers. For example, the dashboard shows each unit where they stand on Bon Appétit’s many sustainability and well-being commitments, such as their Farm to Fork purchasing expenditures (each chef is required to source at least 20% of her ingredients from small farms and ranches within 150 miles); whether they’ve accidentally ordered any seafood not rated Green or Yellow by Seafood Watch; their percentage of lean versus fatty protein choices, and their average number of vegetarian, vegan, and In Balance options per meal period.
Additional data is also being collected specifically to keep us on track for the new Low Carbon Lifestyle program’s focus areas, such as the average number of ounces of beef being served per guest at each meal, and of animal proteins in general. Each café manager is also required enter information about that location’s waste-related programs, including food recovery programs, Imperfectly Delicious Produce purchasing, and composting, to make sure we are meeting our goal of making landfills be our last resort and our specific commitment that 80% of our accounts will be Food Recovery Certified by 2018.