In 2016, Fazla Gıda set out with a single mission: building a sustainable business model to create an impact on the world, and serve as a model for Turkish youth in the field of social entrepreneurship.
Therefore, we started our work by examining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations. We started developing solutions by focusing on the 3rd target under the 12th goal, Responsible Production and Consumption, halving per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reducing food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses.
As we set out, we focused on Sustainable Development Goal 12.3: By 2030, halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses. This target is at the heart of what we do, but our work also creates an impact on other target levels.
We designed our services with the guidance of the “Food Recovery Hierarchy” issued by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
We developed tech-based solutions to reduce food waste and waste-induced carbon emissions. With the guidance of the Food Recovery Hierarchy, we launched Animal Feed and Biogas services to recover surplus food that is not primarily suitable for donation operations. As we continue to improve our impact and expertise day by day, we have identified new solutions needed in the supply chain for the first step of the hierarchy, reduction at source, by analyzing operation-based data.
While expanding our R&D efforts for reduction at source, we pursued our journey without being affected by the global pandemic. During the pandemic, we built an online shopping platform, Fazla Market, and ensured that surplus food at risk of being wasted was returned to use.
The Smart Scale System, which avoids waste generation by tracking waste in professional kitchens, was added to our portfolio as an IoT solution developed by our R&D team. Launching a Business-to-Consumer (B2C) business model, we also blazed a trail by launching the Fazla İyi application. Thanks to the application, we have included local businesses and consumers in the food rescue movement.
We always have a single question to ask when faced a global problem: What can we do? Such a proactive approach helped us introduce food circularity and our expertise to various waste streams. Today, we work to bring all surplus products, from food to packaging, textiles and chemicals, into the circular economy.
We'll be saving the world.
Our dynamic and impact-driven team does not hesitate to take responsibility and pursues the same dream: a sustainable and fair world.
We manage the systemic change we dreamed of. For this transformation, we aim operational excellence encouraged by technology and innovation. While utilizing the waste generated throughout the supply chain with the highest value, we also focus on our main goal being reduction of at the source.
We push forward with more than 100 employees, strengthening our impact and leading the waste management industry.
We are proud to be part of the B Corp movement, a certification system that identifies pioneering corporations working for a more inclusive, fair, and sustainable world.
We are stronger than ever with the responsibility of being the first organization selected from Turkey as a B Corp in waste management.
The B Corp process, which we joined with a total score of 94.4 after the evaluations lasting more than a year, is just the beginning for us. We set sights high for the upcoming years.