Olleco was created to deliver large-scale environmental innovation. Sustainability was built into our founding ethos and is deeply embedded in our DNA.

We examine everything we do and endeavour to make it as sustainable as possible and we work with all of our customers to build sustainability in the foodservice industry. We are committed to helping you build a more sustainable hospitality sector. With our help, you can adopt the tactics needed to protect our planet from the dangers of climate change.  

What we do at Olleco to be more sustainable

Tackling the climate emergency head-on

In 2019 we adopted the title Climate Emergency Service on our vehicle liveries. It’s a big claim but one that we are determined to live up to.

That means ensuring that we operate to the highest possible standards and consider the impact of everything we do. It means setting ambitious goals. It means taking initiatives that set us apart from the crowd. And it means becoming genuine champions for the changes that will drive real change for our planet.

Operating under this new title has helped focus our attention on the scale of the tasks we have set ourselves.  It has helped everyone, from our delivery drivers to our senior management team to realise the attitude we need to take to generate real pride in what we are achieving. It has helped everyone, from our delivery drivers to our senior management team to realise what we are doing and generate real pride in what we are achieving.

Working with customers on sustainability projects

Wherever possible, we work in partnership with our customers, examining their needs and establishing the full extent to which we can enhance their sustainability.

Working in close conjunction with McDonald’s UK and Arla UK, we brought together our full range of resources to create a circular model.

By processing McDonald’s food waste in our anaerobic digestion (AD) plant, we generate the renewable heat and power that enabled Arla to create the world’s largest net zero carbon dairy. The milk produced there is used to supply McDonald’s restaurants in trucks powered by the biodiesel we convert from their used cooking oil.

Organic fertiliser from the Olleco AD plant is used on farms to grow fresh food while slurry from the livestock on those farms is used to enhance the AD process.

This project enabled McDonald’s to reduce their carbon impacts by thousands of tonnes of CO₂e annually and Arla to process over a billion litres of milk per year using only renewable energy.

We have also helped large corporate clients to heat and power their buildings using biodiesel created from the used cooking oil produced in their canteens.

Sustainability should be a key pillar in your marketing strategy

A vital part of any sustainability strategy is communication. You need to be able to explain the environmental dividends that are being created by your investments in sustainability to both internal and external audiences.

Research has revealed the importance your customers place on sustainability.


79% of consumers now say they will seek out products and services that are healthier and better for the environment, and for which they are willing to pay a premium.


We have developed accurate monitoring and reporting systems that enable you to use our analysis and reporting services to track the carbon impacts of the sustainable actions we are helping you take. These can then form a key component of the sustainability story you are telling your customers.

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Used cooking oil recycling

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Anaerobic digestion

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Biodiesel green fuel

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