Neste Corporation News, 15 May 2019
Making sustainable food choices is one of the easiest ways to reduce one’s carbon footprint. To highlight the issue, Neste has developed the Zero Menu, a delicious way to cut emissions. The menu has been developed together with Jonas Svensson, the renowned chef behind restaurants Miss Voon and Mr Voon, who took into account not only what is on the plate, but also how it is produced and transported and even came up with creative ways to minimize waste.
“The growing interest in food culture has really put chefs and restaurants in the spotlight. We have a huge influence on how people eat, and I think it is time to use our influence to build a more sustainable future,” Jonas Svensson, the chef behind the Zero Menu, explains.
The Zero Menu will be served on Zero Island Lidö in Swedish archipelago from Midsummer onwards. Zero Island is an initiative, where Neste focuses on finding sustainable solutions for building a fossil free future for an island.
“From gluten-free to vegan, a growing number of people are following special diets. But we think there is room for one more – one that is good for the planet and promotes sustainability. With the Zero Menu and Zero Label we want to make it easier for people to make responsible choices.” says Sirpa Tuomi, Neste’s Marketing Director.
What is Zero Menu?
Food production is responsible for a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions. On an individual level, one of the easiest ways to lower one’s personal carbon footprint is to favour sustainable food options. One widely recognized source of emissions is livestock, but transportation, packaging, storing, processing and the energy used to cook the food also cause significant amount of emissions. As the world population continues to grow, so does the consumption of food.
Zero Menu was created to answer this challenge. The menu is designed to cause minimal amount of fossil emissions, taking into account all possible sources of emissions from the field to the table: the ingredients on the menu are sustainable and produced locally, transported with lower fossil emissions, cooked by using a minimum amount of energy and without food waste.
A part of Journey to Zero initiative
Sweden is aiming to become fossil free by 2045. Neste, the world’s largest producer of renewable diesel, is exploring how this target could be reached on one island. Together with our partners, we want to help build a fossil free Sweden. Follow our journey.
For more information on Zero Menu, Zero Island and Journey to Zero, please contact:
Sirpa Tuomi, Marketing Director, Neste, +358 10 458 8335, sirpa.tuomi(at)neste.com
Neste in brief
Neste (NESTE, Nasdaq Helsinki) creates sustainable solutions for transport, business, and consumer needs. Our wide range of renewable products enable our customers to reduce climate emissions. We are the world's largest producer of renewable diesel refined from waste and residues, introducing renewable solutions also to the aviation and plastics industries. We are also a technologically advanced refiner of high-quality oil products. We want to be a reliable partner with widely valued expertise, research, and sustainable operations. In 2018, Neste's revenue stood at EUR 14.9 billion. In 2019, Neste placed 3rd on the Global 100 list of the most sustainable companies in the world. Read more: neste.com