ISS Guckenheimer achieves #1 rank for protein sustainability for second consecutive year

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) ranks the ability of food services companies to offer climate-friendly, plant-based foods in its annual scorecard.
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ISS Guckenheimer, a leading food services provider in the U.S., has achieved the top rank in the HSUS’s annual protein sustainability scorecard for the second consecutive year. The animal welfare non-profit further highlights ISS Guckenheimer’s actions in improving sustainable outcomes and its commitment of making 55% of menu options plant based by 2025.


Achieving the top ranking on this important industry benchmark, amid so much competition, is a testament to the strategy we’ve put in place and the exceptional work of our teams in delivering highly nutritious, flavorful, and environmentally friendly food choices to our clients and Placemakers,” said Paul Fairhead, CEO of ISS Guckenheimer.We fully embrace our leadership role in the industry to carry out our operations in ways that promote environmental sustainability and also improve animal welfare.”


To inform its scorecard ranking, the HSUS evaluated food service providers across three areas related to sustainability:  transparency, goals, and a plan of action. 


This accolade is the latest in a series of sustainability-focused achievements and milestones for the company. Earlier this year, it joined the Beans is How coalition to encourage more plant-protein consumption, promote soil health, improve nutrition, and provide increased access to food at a lower cost while doing so. Other recent sustainability-focused achievements and milestones for ISS have included: committing to reaching full net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040, signing the Cool Food pledge, halving food waste in the coming years, adopting a program to reduce hunger and divert surplus food.


ISS Guckenheimer’s food services offering includes cafes and culinary experiences; catering, events, and executive dining; micro-kitchens and pop-ups; coffee and espresso. The integrated facilities management service mix for ISS includes the provision of food, technical, workplace, and cleaning services, among others. The company provides these offerings across major industry segments, including life sciences, healthcare, technology, manufacturing, banking and professional services, and aviation.

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