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Let us know if you have a grease trap installed or not. This information is crucial in the fight to protect Amsterdam’s sewers.
Join your fellow restaurateurs and help us keep Amsterdam clean.
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and whether you have a grease trap or not
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Tips for sustainable entrepreneurship
CSR – Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) – is not just a buzzword. It is a self-regulating business model that helps a company be socially accountable—to itself, its stakeholders, and the public. By practicing corporate social responsibility, also called corporate citizenship, companies can be conscious of the kind of impact they are having on all aspects of society, including economic, social, and environmental.
But what does it really mean for a food business? The starting principles are here:
- Creating a balanced value in economic (Profit), ecological (Planet) and social (People) fields.
- CSR is embedded in all business processes. With every business decision, the different stakeholder interests are weighed up: the interests of the persons, companies and organisations involved. CSR is tailor-made. The CSR activities are different for every company. It depends on company size, sector, culture and company strategy.
- CSR is a process, not a final destination. Objectives change over time with every business decision. The company looks to shape its social responsibility.
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As a Vetstrijder you're implementing best practices to prevent fats, oils and grease from entering the sewer lines.
Continue reading and learn how your establishment can make a difference.
To provide a long-term solution to the growing threat of fatbergs, we must significantly reduce the amount of fat, oil, and grease that escapes down the sink.
Jeroen de Boer
The annual costs for the management of the sewerage system are estimated to increase by 1.2 million euros to € 43.8 million euros by 2021.
Grease interceptors are regulated by law to ensure that each food service entrepreneur does their part to protect their business and Amsterdam.
In the case of an inspection by the enforcement department, inspectors pay attention to the maintenance cycle in particular as wastewater samples can’t be taken during inspection because fat concentration can fluctuate considerably.
Maintaining or emptying your grease interceptor on time will ensure that you avoid unnecessary costs due to sewer disruptions and blockages.
Service providers sustainably treat the fat and convert it into various useful products including environmentally friendly biodiesel.
Register your grease trap and receive all the information and resources to ensure that you are compliant. Waternet's platform also notifies you when the next pump out is near due.
The objective of this project is to raise awareness and address the threats of fats, oils and grease. The output is to gain behavior insights and measure the grease trap adoption rate in the Amsterdam food serving sector.
Over 3,000 food service establishments have already become Vetstrijder.
Their mission is to get the most out of water. They work towards solutions that are beneficial for both people and society in cooperation with residents and entrepreneurs to ensure a safe, clean and sufficient water supply. In addition to that, Waternet is constantly looking for new ways to work towards a green future. And that’s what it does with the SwiftComply platform: to reduce the amount of FOG in their sewer system.
The main objective is to reduce the burden of regulation on small to medium hospitality businesses, and to reduce the impact of fats, oils and grease (FOG) on the environment.
SwiftComply currently works with over 400 cities and utilities in the US, Canada and the UK.
Initially, above-ground data on the number of restaurants, cuisine type, and contact details are collected using specially designed cloud-based software: SwiftComply. The information can then be expanded by finding out more about onsite FOG management from site visits, telephone interviews, and digital questionnaires.
The third edition of Startup-in-Residence ran from December 2017 to June 2018, with the closing event Pitch Forward Day in June. The collaboration between Waternet and SwiftComply was established during this third edition of Startup in Residence.
By registering on vetstrijder.nl, catering establishments create an account on the Waternet portal at SwiftComply.
Even those who do not have a grease interceptor are asked to sign up for this, as we want to learn what the adoption rate is of grease removal devices throughout the hospitality sector.
Get inspired by the stories of catering entrepreneurs from Amsterdam persuing by sustainable entrepreneurship and kitchen management. Want to share your story with other Fat Fighters as well? Drop us a message: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Taco van der Meer is an entrepreneur pur sang. A multi-entrepreneur, so to speak. The hotel The Albus and the accompanying Senses restaurant are thriving businesses in the beating heart of Amsterdam.
The Roast Room is a unique meat experience in Amsterdam. As operations manager of The Roast Room, Neal Valentijn is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the business.
Job and Anne have had to come a long way to be able to run their business here at this historic location.
Mariëlle de Wilde is a hotel manager and Baljit Singh is responsible for the F&B at XO Hotels Blue Tower.