The meal analyser allows any organisation running a meal service to calculate the annual carbon, and economic impacts of that service. It will show you where your carbon emissions are coming from, and how they compare across different types of food, transport and disposal. This will provide you with a benchmark to let you improve in the future. To help with this the analyser includes both a what if tool and a route to net zero calculation.
You can use the tool at the level of an organisation with hundreds of different settings, all of which can be stored and compared, or for just one location.
Originally developed as part of a European research project by the University of Edinburgh and Impact Management Limited the analyser is completely transparent in its calculation methodology, and rigorous in both its presentation and its academic grounding. It is designed to ask for the minimum of necessary information from you in a form which you will find easy to enter.