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Sustainability at Dussmann Food Services

Our vision and mission

As your partner in catering and a family company, we believe we bear particular responsibility for our fellow humans and the natural world. That’s why we are committed to doing our part to protect the climate, while offering our customers the very best in local dining enjoyment. We view the challenges facing us as opportunities and draw on them as a source of creativity and innovation.

Added value through services

  • Efficient waste management
  • Reduced packaging
  • Organic and fair trade products selected 
  • Local supply chains, streamlined logistics

Sustainability made by Dussmann

Maintaining a livable climate and local dining enjoyment come first in everything we do. As a family company and your partner in catering, we believe we bear particular responsibility for our fellow humans and the natural world. Beyond that, we view the challenges facing us as opportunities and draw on them as a source of creativity and innovation. This is our vision as we embark on plans for future stability and establish the topics of sustainability and enjoyment as the standards in catering. Every word of our catering vision is based on action fields that help us aim for the right goals. To develop these fields, we surveyed employees, external partners, and diners and considered the changing overall social context.

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Reduce wasteWaste Management

From the warehouse to production and beyond to what is left over on people’s plates, we identify avoidable food waste throughout the process and use this information to craft a plan of action and recommendations tailored specifically to you. This reduces waste and, above all, cuts costs. 
Overview of our measures:

  • Exclusive use of recyclable garbage bags
  • Reusable packaging and large packages instead of single-use packaging

Catering by Dussmann: local and seasonal

We believe only the very best items should wind up on your plate. That’s why we are extremely stringent when it comes to the quality of our foods. We use only iodized salt, use sugar as sparingly as possible, and use exclusively canola or olive oil.

We are also careful to ensure high nutrient density in all our foods. That means a wealth of vitamins, minerals and protein, but not much fat.

Organic, local, and seasonal – the right combination for your menu

In selected companies, we already offer an ample selection of organic products with organic certification, and thus increasingly focus on organic farming. This not only affects nature less than conventional farming, but also makes a great contribution to a better environment.

The organic products used are shown accordingly on the menus of the organically certified companies.

Overview of our organic options:

  • Fruit, vegetables, dairy products, meat, and cold cuts primarily sourced locally
  • More than two satiating and vegetable side dishes weekly, which are preferably in organic quality
  • Coffee, tea, and chocolate products primarily fair trade
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In food hygiene, we work in accordance with our HACCP concept. This efficient control system guarantees the utmost in food safety and hygiene throughout the production process. This requires end-to-end documentation and regular HACCP audits performed by an independent hygiene institute.

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Dussmann Food Services

So much more than sustainability

Dussmann provides versatile and sustainable services in the food services sector. Here we supply a wide range of facilities - from coffee bars to full catering, from daycare centers to hospitals. Together with our clients, we turn services into tailor-made solutions.