We’ve made huge progress since Olio began in 2015

7 million

Olio-ers around the world


Volunteers rescuing unsold food from local businesses


Ambassadors spreading the word

23 million

Neighbour pickups

107 million

Portions of food shared

9 million

Household items shared


Tonnes of CO2 emissions avoided*

16 billion

Litres of water saved

431 million

Car miles saved


Of Olio-ers have made new friends through sharing


Of Olio-ers say sharing has improved their mental health


Of Olio-ers say Olio has improved their financial wellbeing

* This figure was calculated for both upstream and downstream diverted emissions using our impact methodology, assuming 1 item shared results in 1 item not produced and not accounting for leakage or rebound effects.

Olio is a carbon negative company

Olio is already a carbon negative company because we divert far more greenhouse gas emissions than we produce. In fact, the carbon emissions we create as a business is offset by only 4% of all the carbon we’re saving as a result of our waste busting activities.

Nonetheless, we’re committed to ongoing measurement of our carbon footprint and reducing it where we can, to help keep global warming below 1.5°C – the critical level of heating to avoid the worst impacts of the climate crisis.

The commitments we’re making

As part of our Carbon Negative commitment, we will:

  • Measure all our global organisation’s emissions, including scope 3, and report them to our Board, clients and investors.
  • Publish more details about how we are already beating net zero and interim targets to reduce our emissions yet further.
  • Continue to be a Carbon Negative business through our core work to reduce food waste.
  • Appoint a member of our Senior Leadership Team to be responsible and accountable for our carbon emissions targets.
  • Communicate our climate commitments in other meaningful ways, including to our customers.
  • Report our progress to our Board annually, and on our website.

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