UNITED KINGDOM, December 3, 2018 – With the help of Winnow’s technology, the hotel reduced food waste by 47%. This has also positively impacted the hotel’s bottom line: the estimated yearly savings are AED 148,000.
In 2017, Armani Hotel Dubai was awarded the prestigious Green Globe Certificationunderlining its commitment to be a socially and environmentally responsible hotel operator. Advancing its sustainability initiatives, the luxury hotel, located in the iconic Burj Khalifa, has partnered with Winnow to limit the amount of food that is wasted. With the help of the technology, the hotel’s culinary team is now able to automatically measure what gets thrown away and receive actionable data that help chefs reduce overproduction. As a result, the hotel is preventing 117,000 meals annually from being thrown away.
Vijay Anand, Executive Chef at Armani Hotel Dubai, says, “Armani Hotel Dubai has an exceptional track-record in promoting environmental sustainability. Now, with the help of the Winnow systems, we have seen a 47% reduction on waste and the team has embraced the technology. We are committed to reducing food waste, and we will continue to focus on delivering an outstanding level of service for our clients.”
The Armani Hotel Dubai prioritised tackling food waste in line with the UAE’s commitment to cut food waste by 50% by 2030. The pledge challenges food businesses to to save 3 million meals by the end of 2020. The Armani hotel has a well-structured programme that includes composting and donating food to the UAE Food Bank in addition to using Winnow’s technology.
Armani Hotel Dubai is one of the 12 Emaar properties to have started using Winnow, leveraging data analytics to reduce food waste. The Emaar teams have successfully cut food waste and saved over AED1.5 million annually.
This inspirational example from Armani Hotel Dubai shows that by using the right tools, kitchens can reduce food waste while improving operational efficiency, being sustainable and deriving financial benefits.
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