The Uber Eats LEAF partnership was officially announced at the RC Show in Toronto in February.
The third-party restaurant delivery business is booming in Canada and predicted to continue to grow. While customers enjoy the accessibility of more restaurant options delivered to their homes and workplaces, Uber Eats and LEAF recognize the need to reduce the environmental impact of this demand. One way to do that is to encourage restaurants to choose the most environmentally sustainable packaging, reduce use of single use plastics and packaging in general.
“We encourage our members to get LEAF certified to ensure they are addressing all aspects of their environmental impact,” said Dan Park, Head of Uber Eats Canada “At Uber, we’re all about creating better efficiencies, and this includes finding ways to help restaurant partners and consumers reduce their footprint.”
“This is a relatively new service addition to the foodservice industry, and the environmental impacts have yet to be measured. We are happy that Uber Eats is taking this important aspect into consideration and look forward to working with them and their members to implement environmental initiatives”, said Janine Windsor, President of LEAF. “Through the process of LEAF certification, we can help Uber Eats members reduce their environmental impact and also save money on operational costs.”
About Uber Eats Canada
Co-founded by Canadian entrepreneur Garrett Camp in 2009, Uber is evolving the way the world moves. Since launching in Canada in December 2015, Uber Eats has revolutionized food delivery by offering hundreds of thousands of Canadians an opportunity to connect with local restaurants in cities like Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Vancouver, and more. For small business owners, Uber Eats has helped expand their reach and grow their businesses while also creating flexible earning opportunities for delivery partners.
LEAF is Canada’s only national, non-profit environmental foodservice certification. LEAF works with restaurants and foodservice facilities of all sizes and scopes to reduce the environmental impact of the industry. Go to www.LEAFme.org to learn more or get certified.