We’ve made huge progress since Olio began in 2015

7.7 million

Olio-ers around the world


Volunteers rescuing unsold food from local businesses


Ambassadors spreading the word

38 million

Neighbour pickups

164 million

Portions of food shared

11 million

Household items shared


Tonnes of CO2 emissions avoided*

24 billion

Litres of water saved

633 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.

Our latest B Corp impact report can be accessed below:

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