Sustainability at Goodfood
Learn how we’re leading the way to a sustainable food future with our ingredients, packaging and supply chain.
Food in Canada has gone bad. It’s over processed, over packaged and travels too far to get to us. Not to mention the fact that over 58% of food produced in this country gets thrown out every year. In 2014, we started Goodfood and intentionally included “good” in our name to signal positive change. But since then we’ve come to realize that good doesn’t cut it. That’s why, we’re now on a mission to do better than good — to be GOOD-ER— for our customers and the planet we share. We’re doing this by making our meal kits sustainable from start (the recipe development stage) to finish (when your box arrives on your doorstep).
We source our ingredients locally to reduce plastic and food waste and ensure you receive the freshest produce available
We’re continuously improving the planet-friendliness of our packaging
We’ve reduced our carbon footprint by offsetting the emissions of our meal kit deliveries
Truly, sustainability is at the core of what we do. In fact, you may be surprised to learn that meal kit delivery generates 33% fewer carbon emissions than shopping at a grocery store. At Goodfood, we call this our Sustainable Supply Chain.
Here’s how it works:
The Goodfood sustainable supply chain
Goodfood meal kits reduce food waste
Food waste is a 20 billion dollar a year issue in Canada —almost 2.3 million tonnes of edible food is wasted annually.
The average Canadian household throws out 140 kilograms of wasted food every year, worth $1,300.
We’re passionate about doing our part to reduce this waste for the good of our planet and to help our customers save their hard-earned money through our:
Deliciously easy dinners signed, sealed and delivered sustainably
We’ve set a goal that 100% of our packaging will be either recyclable or compostable in the near future. To that end, we’re regularly working on new packaging solutions that will ensure our ingredients arrive at their freshest and stay that way for as long as possible, while having a gentle impact on the planet.
Reducing the carbon footprint of our deliveries
In partnership with Less Emissions, we are directly covering our carbon emissions in Canada by purchasing offsets from Canadian projects, including Les Minéraux Harsco’s slag-based recycling operations in Quebec and The Net Zero Waste Inc. City of Abbotsford Composting Facility in British Columbia. These offsets are equivalent to:
Taking 1,074 cars off the road for a year
Switching 189,386 light bulbs to LEDs
2,427 HA of forest growing for a year