Eaternity is the organization developing a solution for the food industry to measure exactly and efficiently the environmental footprint of food products. To enable smart decisions for the benefit of people, planet and profit. We registered our organisation in 2014 but our story goes back to 2008. We are based in Zurich, Switzerland.
We aim to provide sustainable food choices in any restaurant and food market. To do so, we are building the next generation of solutions and services for the food service industry. We streamline your food business and capture the values for today and tomorrow.
Our goal is to give everyone access to climate-friendly food. For individuals and organizations, Eaternity presents solutions to reduce your food-based environmental impact. The result: global emissions are reduced through simple and delicious measures - longterm.
At Eaternity we are convinced that we can reduce climate-threatening greenhouse gas emissions by half! This is equivalent of 1 ton of CO₂ per person per year. That's comparable to driving by car from the north cape (Norway) to Lisboa (Portugal).
Eaternity provides solutions, that are delicious, healthy and sustainable.
The idea for Eaternity was born in November 2008 at the ETH Zürich when Judith Ellens, Eaternity co-founder, won first prize at the ecoworks-workshop for her idea to measure and reduce the impact of food in restaurants. At that time food was widely ignored in discussions on how to reduce our footprint on the planet.
Since then, Eaternity has been working hard to bring this to the attention of key interest groups. After a year of lobbying and hard work, Eaternity launched its first project at one of the ETH canteens at the Science City campus run by SV Group. This project was the first of its kind, and the start of many more great projects to come. The CO₂-impact of all the meals offered at the canteen was calculated and the team worked together with the cooks to create and serve the first ever climate-friendly menu in a public restaurant.
After this voluntary work continued under the Eaternity Association, other project requests and media interest began to materialise. We embraced many opportunities (and still do) to reach out to numerous people by giving lectures and interviews, providing materials, organising events, setting up information booths and offering more menu calculations. Based on all these valuable experiences we incorporated (in addition to the Eaternity Association) the Eaternity AG in July 2014 and started supporting players in the restaurant industry. Providing them with the expertise and tools to turn chefs into climate heroes. Everyone restaurant can calculate a meals impact with the Eaternity Gastro now.
As we have grown our expertise, team and ambitions, we aim to make a difference for the whole food industry. Under the bold vision to "Accelerate a Sustainable Food Future", we launched the Eaternity Score in February 2019, to support food producers with the exact environmental footprint. With the support of our invaluable partners we start publishing the carbon score of almost all food products, to provide complete and definitive carbon transparency for all foods.
We are delighted to see society shifting toward a more sustainable food future and decided to reach into politics: to show everyone that it is possible to establish a carbon label and a carbon tax for foods. With our initiative AYCE, we created an NGO focusing on open source, open data, open campaigning. Hence also a non-commercial platform for calculating and publishing the environmental impact of All You Can Eat (AYCE). A proper foundation government can build on.