Sustainability Report 2020

is Our Priority

Glimpse on our sustainability goals and processes to date. We also briefly share with you our roadmap ahead in our quest towards zero emissions, zero food-waste, and 100% recyclable or reusable packaging.

We help you achieve your sustainability goals

Discover Our Top Findings
of the Sustainability Report

Green House Emissions

Eating with HelloFreshGO can save you 85 kg CO2 per month, equivalent to 1 mont hof commuting by car.

Sustainable Packaging

Only 5g plastic usage per meal, compared to 35g with take-away and 36g with a homemade meal.

Lower Food Waste

HelloFreshGO waste less than 10% compared to private households (23%) and out-of-home solutions (44%).

We help you reduce your carbon footprint

Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions

We compared consuming HelloFreshGo meals vs consuming from a restaurant once every business day, for a full month- and the greenhouse gas emissions were substantially lower, saving per person an equivalent 85kg of CO2 per month. The reasons:
Less green house emissions, faster delivery

Sustainable Supply
Chain Management

We only need 4 steps in our supply-chain to maintain the highest freshness in our products while decreasing the impact on the environment.
Less plastic, more recycling

Sustainable Packaging

In 2018, long before any other player in the industry, we introduced the Halopack, a paper-based food packaging that replaces conventional plastic trays.
Partnering with responsible suppliers

Sustainable Sourcing

We choose our suppliers based on their location and their own values regarding sustainability. On the long-run, our product selection will help you to effectively lower your carbon footprint. We share these 4 stories:


TONY’S CHOCOLONELY actively fights against
slave labour by focussing on long-term
partnerships with farmers’ cooperatives, helping
with professionalization, paying higher prices to
cocoa farmers, investing in agricultural knowledge
and training to improve farm productivity and
guaranteeing the traceability of cocoa.

Lunch Veganz

LunchVegaz offers convenient additive-free ready
meals that are 100% vegan and organic.


HaselHerz produces Chocolate bars that are
100% organic & 100% vegan. They are committed
to protecting the last free-living orangutans,
preserving the biodiversity of the rainforests
and protecting the climate. With a total of 6 cents
from each sold item, they support the non-profit
association “Orang-Utans in Not” and the initiative
“Aktionsbündnis Regenwald statt Palmöl”.

Jouis Nour

Jouis Nour produces 100% hand-made, organic
small salads, desserts, and breakfasts using local
ingredients from Brandenburg. Jouis Nour packages
its food in 100% recyclable plastic.

Another step towards zero-emissions

Reduced Food Waste

The food waste with HelloFreshGO is substantially lower (less than 10%) when compared with cooking at home (approx. 23%) or eating out of home (approx. 44%).

Three of the key reasons are:

Learn about our journey

The Roadmap Ahead

Striving towards zero-emission, zero food waste, and sustainable packaging is part of our mission and commitments as we look forward to become CO2 neutral. Below is a summary of some of the key focus areas and developments that we are investing in.

5 Initiatives and 3 Goals

Here is glimpse of our plan and how each initiative aligns with each desired sustainable goal.

Last Mile Eco-Excellence

We plan to start switching to e-mobility within the next 5 years.

Carbon-Footprint Offsetting

We will offer the option to offset carbon emissions, 50% paid by ourselves, and 50% by our clients.

Regional and Seasonal Products

Our focus is on increasing regional and seasonal products to meet sustainable sourcing goals.

Smart Fridge
Platform Innovations
We aim to refine our technologies and help curb our food waste with optimized and personalized food quantity and planning systems.
Packaging Innovations

We aim to keep improving the sustainability of our packaging by adopting the greatest innovations.

Download the Full Report

The full HelloFreshGO Sustainability Report contains a more detailed overview of the facts and figures highlighted on this pag