able frokost cirkulær økonomi

Carbon emissions and expenses calculator for circular lunches

Reference: Able

How do you attain a more sustainable lunch? By making it crystal clear to clients as to how their choice can make a difference. Viegand Maagøe has helped the lunch supplier able with placing climate numbers onto meals.

How we completed the assignment

The lunch supplier able wished for a sustainability strategy. Viegand Maagøe has helped the company throughout the project ’Increased Growth through Circular Business Models in SMEs’.

We started mapping able’s resources and established a road map with goals and milestones in the journey to sustainability.

To put in the right places, we developed a carbon emissions and expenses calculator that put numbers on a range of parameters for dishes at buffets:

  • Material
  • Amount
  • Weight
  • Price
  • Machine washing
  • Transportation

We have developed a circular business model and implementation plan for able by using the Business Model Canvas.

able brød cirkulær økonomi


Reference: Able

Contract period: 2020-2021

Circular economy gives results

able resultater cirkulær økonomi

The calculator has made able capable of advising clients about sustainable options regarding dishes at buffets. The calculator shows along with the Sustainable Bottom-line tool the environmental benefit of discarding the single-use dishes and switch them out with reusable dishes for circular lunches.

Carbon emissions reduction by choosing reusable dishes

Approx. 240 kg CO2 each year for every client

Besides the calculator able has gotten:

  • An oversight of what sustainability can be to a company like theirs
  • Insight as to what the most important areas are
  • A road map for upcoming activities about sustainability
  • Communications material about sustainability at able

The interest from the clients is already great and able will from now on use carbon emissions reduction as a way to profile themselves in the market where there is an increasing demand for sustainable options.

Global Goals

The project contributes to the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development:

SDG 12 ‘Responsible consumption and production‘
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

SDG 13 ’Climate Action’
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.


Do you want to know more about the project and what we can do for you? Please, contact us.

Amro Hajir viegand maagøe

Amro Hajir

Senior Project Manager, MSc in Climate Change.

Mobil: +45 60 29 78 10

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