ForPurposeCo™, OzHarvest’s new innovation arm, partners with Winnow, global leader in food waste technology

OzHarvest’s newly launched innovation arm, ForPurposeCo.™, is proud to be the official Australian and New Zealand Partners of Winnow - bringing innovative food waste reduction technology to the hospitality industry.                                            

Winnow helps chefs measure, monitor and dramatically reduce food waste by giving them the information necessary to drive change within their organisation.

The pioneering measurement and analytics tool allows commercial kitchens to understand the volume and financial value of the food waste generated within their business, providing insight to make immediate and impactful changes – saving businesses up to 70% of food waste and positively impacting their bottom line.

Currently operational in more than 30 countries, Winnow is used by major global customers such as Compass Group, IKEA, AccorHotels, Costa Cruises, ISS, IHG,Marriott– and more.

Since Winnow was co-founded in 2013 by Marc Zornes and Kevin Duffy, chefs using the technology are saving up to 15 million meals a year from being wasted.

“We are on a mission to connect the commercial kitchen, create a movement of chefs and inspire others to see that food is too valuable to waste. Collectively our clients are saving themselves $21m every year while becoming more efficient and doing the right thing for the environment. Tackling food waste is a huge opportunity for the hospitality sector and we believe that Winnow has application in virtually every professional kitchen across Australia and New Zealand.”

“Our partnership with ForPurposeCo. as OzHarvest’s innovation arm, allows us to tap into a waste-conscious market with partners who share our commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goal 12.3 to halve global food waste by 2030,” said Zornes.

This partnership enables the Australian and New Zealand hospitality industry to further lead the way in implementing innovative solutions to fight food waste, which costs Australia $20b per year, of which half comes from the food and hospitality industry.

Ronni Kahn, Chief Visionary of ForPurposeCo. and CEO & Founder of OzHarvest believes that multiple solutions are required to tackle this enormous global issue, requiring the efforts of many businesses, government and individuals.

“While OzHarvest continues to lead the way in saving food waste and providing quality rescued food to vulnerable people, we started ForPurposeCo. to look at other global solutions out there that can drive positive change,”  Kahn said.

“Through this important partnership, ForPurposeCo. is now able to promote and provide Winnow’s technology  within the Australian and New Zealand market – complementing OzHarvest’s food rescue solution – extending our reach and impact even further.”


For further information, please contact: Louise Tran | Head of Purposeful Marketing  | +61 2 8880 9797 | +61 466 620 744


About Winnow
Winnow was founded with a simple belief that food is too valuable to waste. Measuring food waste is a challenge for all commercial kitchens with up to 20% of all food purchased going to waste (typically 5%-15%). Our mission is to connect the commercial kitchen, create a movement of chefs, and inspire others to see that food is too valuable to waste.

Winnow connects commercial kitchens to the cloud allowing them to record and analyse exactly what is put in the bin. Working with thousands of chefs all over the world, we consistently cut food costs by 3%-8% while doing the right thing for the environment at the same time.

Simple and intuitive to use, the Winnow Waste Monitor comprises a digital scale and a connected tablet. Using any bin, team members throw food away in the usual way. The weight is recorded automatically and then the user selects the reason and identifies the item/dish using the tablet. Winnow’s daily reporting then gives chefs total control over their kitchen by pinpointing which items are being wasted.

This gives chefs the information necessary to drive improvements in their production processes to cut food waste in half, saving money and reducing their environmental footprint at the same time. The data helps chefs make better decisions, engage staff and give them a clear focus by setting targets.

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About ForPurposeCo.™

ForPurposeCo.™ is a sustainable, socially focused, profit-generating business with people, planet and purpose at its heart.  We are a “profit-for-purpose” social enterprise that exists to increase funding for OzHarvest.

We are an innovative and entrepreneurial business that is focused on food and waste technology. We seek out ground-breaking ideas that will delight a customer, solve a world problem and generate revenue. We invest in new technology, products and services that are aligned with OzHarvest values and have proven success in the global market.  We bring them to life in Australia. ­­

We exist to help eliminate hunger, food waste and create long-term social impact. 100% of our profits go to OzHarvest. Find out more at


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