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Posted On: 16 October 2022 04:30 pm
Updated On: 16 October 2022 04:45 pm

talabat continues to take steps on sustainability path inline with Qatar's 2030 vision

Cassandra Pallagud
Cassandra Pallagud
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Marking the end of a successful Qatar Sustainability Week, talabat, the region’s leading local tech organization, renews its commitment to implementing more sustainable practices and tackling climate change in the State of Qatar. The organization, which already implements industry leading sustainability standards in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030, has further underlined its commitment to the environment through unveiling that it now maps its yearly carbon footprint in Qatar.

2021 carbon footprint mapping

The major takeaways from the 2021 carbon footprint mapping was delivery generated two-thirds of emissions, which includes the actual delivery as well as food packaging used by vendors, and corporate generated one-third of emissions, and include internal operations and the full supply chain of talabat mart, and the products it stocks. The organization will continue to map its footprint yearly to ensure progress towards reduction goals and initiatives.

Francisco De Souza, Managing Director for talabat Qatar:

To help the F&B industry cut it’s delivery emissions, talabat Qatar has introduced 100% plant-based, PFA free and sustainable packaging, as well as introducing tech4good environmental measures such as a no-cutlery option on the app - which has an opt-out rate of 70%, saving up to 74Kgs plastic a year. For example, in collaboration with the Ministry of Municipality, we have created a collection in our app called "Collect. Win. Stick ", which directs talabat customers to a number of vendors that are using plant-based packaging.

Sustainable pilot projects

The organization also launched several pilot projects directly relating to sustainability including its talabot in Qatar Foundation and Msheireb district, delivery by electric scooter at different events, such as Lusail Outdoor Cinema, as well as exploring Drone Delivery - and is working closely with the government to bring e-bikes to the country to further help offset delivery emissions.

talabat's carbon footprint

Corporate emissions were also a major part of the carbon mapping process, and make up one-third of talabat’s footprint, from both the corporate office, and talabat mart. While emissions from the corporate office were negligible, the organization has eliminated plastic bottles, cups and cutlery and has replaced them with reusable.

talabat mart’s carbon footprint made up the majority of the corporate emissions. While this is common for grocery and supermarket providers - as the carbon footprint takes into account the entire supply chain process such as packaging, processing, picking fruits, animals grazing & meat works, and highlights the need in the supply chain to become more sustainable in many areas. For example, talabat Mart has started to reduce this footprint through “Made in Qatar” range through sourcing locally-grown products - as well as other reduction initiatives such as product waste.

Source and cover image credit: Press release