Caring for our people, communities and planet
Our people are at the heart of our food community. We are a passionate team that cares deeply about doing our bit for society and the environment.
Our charity partnerships around the world are aligned with our company vision of creating the world’s greatest food community.
FoodCycle is a UK charity that combines surplus food, volunteers and
spare kitchen capacity to create tasty, nutritious meals for people at
risk of food poverty and social isolation. As well as fundraising, we
support FoodCycle with the donation of employee time and expertise, for
example, strategic and creative advice related to its social media
activities and its business intelligence and data analysis.
Italy, we have launched the Ristorante Solidale project to raise
awareness of and help tackle food waste. The project, which collects
surplus food from our Restaurant Partners and delivers it to local
communities in need, operates in Turin and Milan and delivered more than
1,300 hot meals to over 1,000 people in need in its first year.
Eat Ireland partners with the Peter McVerry Trust, a charity which aims
to eradicate long-term homelessness. Each year on National Takeaway
Tuesday, 10% of the value of every order is donated to the Trust. Just
Eat also delivered pizzas to the Trust’s homeless hostels in Dublin city
centre on the day.
In Australia, Menulog teamed up with
Foodbank, the country’s largest hunger relief organisation, to provide
family meals to Mums in need on Mother’s Day. 700 free meals were
delivered, 200 provided via events and 500 via Menulog vouchers.
We encourage all our People to give back to their communities. In the UK we have introduced a new benefit - one day off per year to volunteer. We’re currently focused on working with young people to help open their eyes to the vast range of opportunities available to them, providing real-life contact with the world of work, raising aspirations and building employability skills.
We currently partner with STEM Learning, the largest provider of education and careers support in science, technology, engineering and maths and Future Frontiers, an award winning charity that works with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to help them achieve their full potential.
Caring for our environment
We know that reducing our environmental impact makes sense, for our business, and for the planet.
We strive to make our business processes as environmentally friendly as possible. From using recycled office paper and print servers that reduce unnecessary printing to installing lighting systems with automatic shut-off, we are always looking for ways to reduce our carbon footprint. In addition, we continue to support the ‘Fruitful Office’ campaign, which as well as providing healthier locally-sourced fruit for employees, plants one new tree in Malawi for each fruit basket sold.. We also encourage environmentally-friendly employee commuting by providing showers, lockers and free safety equipment including hi-vis rucksack covers and vests and bike lights to employees who choose to cycle to or from work. For a more detailed breakdown of our greenhouse emissions please view our greenhouse gas disclosure.
In 2017, we completed a total refurbishment of our London head office.
Following completion, Just Eat was awarded a Gold SKA rating - the
highest accolade for a sustainable fit-out. SKA is a best practice
environmental assessment method developed by the Royal Institution of
Chartered Surveyors (“RICS”).
We are one of only a handful of
companies to have achieved Ska Gold certification, having designed a
contemporary office which surpasses the standards required by
regulations and incorporates innovative solutions to minimise the
environmental impact of the office.
- Waste - 96.9% of waste generated during the refurbishment was diverted from landfill
- Energy & CO2 - reducing energy usage through the implementation of energy-efficient lighting, lighting controls in offices and meeting rooms and the reduction in associated CO2 emissions
- Material usage - Just Eat used a number of environmentally sustainable materials including A+ rated flooring such as Interface & Milliken carpets, Havwood FSC certified engineered wooden flooring and Kvadrat fabric sustainable panels which soften acoustics