ARPA Piemonte publishes guidelines for catering procurement
The Italian regional procurement body ARPA Piemonte has been working with INNOCAT partner Envipark to look at what improvements in can make to its in-house canteen. Following a detailed energy audit and needs assessment, ARPA Piemonte engaged with suppliers to see what was available on the market to help reduce waste and improve energy efficiency.
The new guidelines include minimum standards for electricity and energy consumption, minimization of food waste and the requirement to use a life-cycle-costing approach when assessing bids. Non-single use packaging which is compatible with the needs of hygiene, contact and food storage is also requested. The control will be monitored to ensure that bidders meet energy consumption targets while maintaining customer satisfaction levels.
For more information, download the ARPA Piemonte catering service guidelines.