As part of our mission to change the way people eat, we are constantly finding ways to help you balance your carbon footprint. HelloFresh commits to offsetting all the direct CO2 emissions caused by our internal operations and offices, plus all emissions from corporate travel and delivery to our customers. We do this by investing in green initiatives via our partner Planetly. By completely offsetting the carbon footprint of our deliveries, we support you in making green choices and boost environmentally friendly projects throughout the world.
*Cost of HelloFresh weekly box with 5 standard meals for 4 people, no delivery fee, compared to same ingredients bought in closest quantity at full volume and full price from Waitrose.co.uk in week starting 4.4.22.
**[Based on a 2019 study](https://cdn.hellofresh.com/gb/cms/Sustainability/Summary_GlobalFoodWasteStudy.pdf) conducted by HelloFresh and scientific researchers from the Wuppertal Institute in Germany, which found that by using HelloFresh meal kits, on average customers reduced their food waste by 21% in weight compared to traditional cooking methods and supermarket shopping. Further supporting details can be found in the [HelloFresh Sustainability Report](https://ir.hellofreshgroup.com/download/companies/hellofresh/Annual%20Reports/HelloFresh_Sustainability_Report_2021_Non_Financial_Report.pdf).
***HelloFresh meals result in fewer emissions than similar meals from restaurant delivery or supermarkets as indicated by an ISO 14040-compliant [LCA study](https://www.hellofresh.co.uk/about/lca-study) completed in April 2022. On a global average, a HelloFresh meal has 25% lower carbon emissions than a similar meal made with ingredients purchased from the supermarket and 5.5% lower than a meal delivered from a restaurant. National levels differ. HelloFresh is also is the world’s first global carbon-neutral meal kit company. To achieve carbon neutrality, we compensate for CO2 emissions caused by our internal operations. [Learn more about carbon neutrality](https://www.hellofresh.co.uk/about/carbon-neutral).