foodpanda partners with DBS to Launch ‘Less Food Waste Reward’ as well as Donation Matching Campaign to Foodlink Foundation | 繁體
As part of continued efforts to raise awareness around food crisis and specifically food insecurity, foodpanda Hong Kong and DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited have partnered to launch a ‘Less Food Waste Reward’ as well as a six month ‘Donation Matching Campaign’.
To reduce food waste, customers can select the ‘Less Rice’ or ‘Less Noodles’ option from 640 participating restaurant outlets on the foodpanda platform when ordering food delivery or using the Pick-Up service. During the campaign period, upon checking out with a DBS Credit Card, users may also receive a foodpanda HK$20 Pick-Up voucher*! Additionally, as part of foodpanda’s existing ‘Donate a Meal’ initiative, all donations made by DBS Credit Cardholders to Foodlink Foundation will be matched by both foodpanda and DBS respectively, meaning a tripled donation amount#!
Joining forces to amplify efforts and raise awareness around food crisis
Food waste in Hong Kong is a pressing issue; according to the Environmental Protection Department latest ‘Waste Statistics’ report, the total quantity of municipal solid waste disposal at landfills in 2021 was 4.15 million tonnes, with food waste being the largest contributor, accounting for 30 per cent. foodpanda and DBS share the same commitment and focus towards sustainability practices and a greener future, and have joined forces with hopes to promote behavioral change, reduce food waste at the source, and deepen consumers’ understanding on the environmental consequences of food wastage.
As a purpose-driven bank, DBS is committed to their push for zero food waste. To build a more secure and sustainable future, DBS kickstarted their bank-wide Zero Food Waste (ZFW) initiative in 2020, whereby they aim to reduce food waste by advocating public awareness of the issue, reducing food waste in their business operations, and collaborating with ecosystem partners to scale impact. Amy Wu, Executive Director and Head of Group Strategic Marketing & Communications, DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited said, “DBS is delighted to partner with foodpanda to promote Zero Food Waste, with a goal to raise public awareness on waste reduction, and to alleviate hunger and poverty. We continue to strive for creating impact beyond banking and driving positive environmental and social impacts, through empowering a more sustainable living to our customers in their daily lives.
To participate in the donation matching programme, DBS Credit Cardholders just need to tap the ‘Donate a Meal’ donation button on the order tracking page after completing a delivery or self pick-up order on foodpanda. Ryan Lai, Chief Executive Officer of foodpanda Hong Kong said, “Our sustainability vision is built upon three environmental pillars: minimising food waste, cutting carbon footprint, and reducing plastics waste. We launched our ‘Donate a meal’ feature four months ago, and have thus far raised enough donations to provide 50,000 hot and nutritious meals for people in need. With the donation matching campaign, we hope to encourage more consumers to make meal donations to help feed hungry families in Hong Kong, and to support us on our sustainability journey.”
‘Replacing hunger with a smile’ is the mission of Foodlink Foundation, who already has existing long-term partnerships with both organisations. In 2020, DBS sponsored a new refrigerated van for Foodlink Foundation’s food collection operations, and as of April 2023, the van has been used to collect 161 tonnes of safe-to-eat surplus food from F&B outlets all over the city and deliver it to the underprivileged. As for foodpanda, apart from ongoing donations to Foodlink Foundation from their ‘Donate a Meal’ feature, foodpanda’s 24/7 online supermarket, pandamart began distributing their surplus food through Foodlink Foundation to people in need beginning 2021, with over 30,000 meals successfully delivered to date. Robin Hwang, Executive Director of Foodlink Foundation said, “Societal awareness towards the issue of food wastage has always been lacking. This joint effort with foodpanda and DBS - two long-term partners of ours, is a great opportunity for us to tackle the issue of food insecurity in Hong Kong, encouraging the public to reduce food waste at source, and to value the food we receive. The donation raised will be used to provide a hot and nutritious meal to people in need, supporting Foodlink Foundation’s ongoing mission in fighting hunger.”
#Terms and conditions apply.
*Terms and conditions apply.
Select ‘Less Rice / Noodles’ from over 640 participating restaurant outlets for a foodpanda voucher
Beginning in 2021, over 330 restaurant outlets on foodpanda began offering ‘Less Rice’ and ‘Less Noodles’ options on their menu, as part of foodpanda’s initiative to prevent up to 5.2 tonnes of food waste each year. This year, DBS’ support for this campaign has enabled the participation of double the amount of restaurant outlets to over 640. During the campaign period, customers may select the ‘Less Rice / Less Noodles’ option from the ‘Choice of Rice / Choice of Noodles’ menu item when ordering food delivery or pick-up, and use a DBS Credit Card to checkout, in order to receive a HK $20 pick-up voucher. Popular participating restaurants include Café de Coral, Fairwood, Yugu Noodle, Ninoen etc. Let’s act together now in reducing food waste!
foodpanda HK x DBS ‘Less Food Waste Reward’ Details
First phase: 22 May 2023 to 31 July 2023
Second phase: August to December 2023 (More details to follow)
Offer is only applicable to the principal cardholders (“Cardholders”) of DBS Credit Cards and Co-branded Cards (excluding Private Label Cards and Business Cards). (“Applicable Credit Cards”) issued by DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited (the “Bank”).
How to join?
During the Promotion Period, Cardholders who order food delivery or pick-up service with the Applicable Credit Card at foodpanda’s official website (www.foodpanda.com.hk) or its mobile app and select “Less Rice” option once from “Choice of Rice“ item at designated restaurants shall be entitled to a foodpanda HK$20 pick-up service voucher.^
Terms and Conditions please refer to: go.dbs.com/hk-foodpanda-en
^The Offer will be distributed directly to Cardholder's foodpanda account on or before 15 August 2023. The Offer is only applicable to foodpanda pick-up orders upon HK$120 or above (excluding platform fee, delivery fee and other fees) spending with Applicable Credit Cards. The Offer will be valid for 30 days upon distribution.
About foodpanda Hong Kong
foodpanda is a leading on-demand delivery platform in Asia dedicated to bringing consumers a wide range of food, groceries and more, quickly and conveniently. Powered by technology and operational excellence, foodpanda is spearheading the growth of quick-commerce (q-commerce) across the region with its network of retail partners, as well as pandamart cloud stores to provide more on-demand options beyond the millions of food delivery options. foodpanda operates in more than 300 cities across 11 markets in Asia Pacific - Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Pakistan, Taiwan, Philippines, Bangladesh, Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar. foodpanda is a subsidiary of Delivery Hero, a global leader of the food delivery industry. For more information, visit www.foodpanda.com .
DBS is a leading financial services group in Asia with a presence in 19 markets. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, DBS is in the three key Asian axes of growth: Greater China, Southeast Asia and South Asia. The bank's "AA-" and "Aa1" credit ratings are among the highest in the world.
Recognised for its global leadership, DBS has been named “World’s Best Bank” by Global Finance, “World’s Best Bank” by Euromoney and “Global Bank of the Year” by The Banker. The bank is at the forefront of leveraging digital technology to shape the future of banking, having been named “World’s Best Digital Bank” by Euromoney and the world’s “Most Innovative in Digital Banking” by The Banker. In addition, DBS has been accorded the “Safest Bank in Asia“ award by Global Finance for 14 consecutive years from 2009 to 2022.
DBS provides a full range of services in consumer, SME and corporate banking. As a bank born and bred in Asia, DBS understands the intricacies of doing business in the region’s most dynamic markets. DBS is committed to building lasting relationships with customers, as it banks the Asian way. Through the DBS Foundation, the bank creates impact beyond banking by supporting social enterprises: businesses with a double bottom-line of profit and social and/or environmental impact. DBS Foundation also gives back to society in various ways, including equipping communities with future-ready skills and building food resilience.
With its extensive network of operations in Asia and emphasis on engaging and empowering its staff, DBS presents exciting career opportunities. For more information, please visit www.dbs.com.