Sodexo partners with Leanpath to launch next-gen AI-driven waste reduction tech

Sodexo Middle East, as part of its ‘Better Tomorrow 2025’ initiative and commitment to reducing waste, has partnered with Leanpath, food waste prevention pioneers, to introduce a state-of-the-art food waste prevention programme called WasteWatch powered by Leanpath (WWxLP).

Sodexo’s ‘Better Tomorrow 2025’ initiative includes eliminating waste to landfills and a 50% reduction in food waste. To achieve these objectives, Sodexo has launched the AI-powered platform that provides automated food waste data collection by measuring daily pre-consumer and post-consumer food waste by analysing metrics such as weight, quantity, and food type.

The WWxLP collates data on food waste, identifying wastage areas, and shares operational and behavioural changes required to eliminate waste. The AI platform further enhances organizations’ food waste reduction objectives by using smart data to set waste reduction goals, which can be easily implemented within the operational processes and shares in-depth real-time insights on the financial and environmental impact created by the food wastage.

According to the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Climate Change, food wastage costs the UAE an estimated $3.5 billion per year. WWxLP was designed to tackle food waste while positively impacting social, environmental, and operational efficiencies that would be impossible to achieve through alternative measures such as, composting and food donations.