In 2013, in partnership with Fondazione Banco Alimentare Onlus, Leonardo launched its Responsible Canteens Programme with the purpose of recovering the surplus food in its larger company canteens and donating it to the no-profit companies who work with Banco Alimentare operating in the municipalities near the company’s sites.
With this good practice, the food surpluses in question are turned into resources, the costs of waste disposal are reduced and a form of collaborative economy and a stable social engagement is established with the no-profit organisations present in the reference areas.
The Programme is also based on the active collaboration of those who manage the canteen services.
Every day, any food not consumed in the canteens is packed, refrigerated and stored, to then be delivered to the volunteers of Banco Alimentare and so reach the participating organisations within 24 hours.
In 2017 have been involved more than 20 canteens and the same number of no profit organisations.
From 2013 to today, through the Programme, food worth a total of over 1,650,000 euro has been recovered.