Smart waste management for hotel operators, by Andrew Parsons MIH, Head of Hospitality at Pelican Procurement Services.

Embracing sustainability isn’t just about saving the planet—it’s also a smart financial move. Research from the charity Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) reveals that investing in waste reduction can yield significant savings, with every £1 spent resulting in approximately £14 saved.

In the hospitality industry, where food waste is a pressing issue, efficient management can bring substantial benefits to both the bottom line and the environment.

Our Online Tool Solution 

Recognising the urgent need for solutions, we’ve developed Pi’s Food Waste Monitoring Tool. This online tool empowers catering teams to tackle food waste effectively and effortlessly.

Key benefits include:

1) Waste Generation Monitoring: Ability to track waste occurrences and identify specific areas within their facilities where waste is generated, enabling targeted interventions.

2) Waste Cost Calculation: The tool simplifies assessing the financial implications of food waste, enabling informed decision-making.

3) Review of Strategies: Real-time evaluation of waste reduction initiatives allows for adjustments and optimisations to maximise effectiveness.

4) User-Friendly Data: The tool presents data in easy-to-understand graphs within its online interface, enabling monitoring of waste reduction progress on a day-by-day, month-by-month, and year-by-year basis.

5) Tailored Solution: Hotel operators can customise the tool to monitor and measure the specific aspects of food waste that are most relevant to their operations.

By diligently recording waste data and analysing associated costs, hotel operators can optimise supplier orders and streamline kitchen operations for peak efficiency. This visibility helps identify trends in menu offerings, pinpoint areas of high waste generation, and implement effective strategies to minimise food waste.

More tools to empower your teams

The waste management tool is available as part of the eProcurement system, Pi. This single platform automatically receives data from suppliers and seamlessly integrates various tools, capturing additional data to provide comprehensive insights across all aspects of hotel operations.

The system helps hotel finance, procurement, and catering teams manage online ordering, invoicing, stock, menu, allergens, budget control, and flash and management reporting —24/7 from anywhere.

As part of our commitment to delivering value, we offer our eProcurement tool to Pelican clients at no extra cost.

About us

Your Procurement Partner, Pelican Procurement Services, is part of the Avendra Company, a hotel and hospitality procurement specialist. 

With a purchasing power of $19 billion and specialised expertise and technology, we provide strategic partnerships to enhance your hotel’s profitability, streamline operations, and achieve sustainability goals.

Contact us for a demo and chat to explore how we can support your hotel goals at today.