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Developed by in collaboration with UN Tourism, this course titled ‘Your journey to more sustainable energy management’ is part of a four-course series on discovering a more sustainable approach to hospitality. The objective of this course is for you to learn about and practice a more sustainable way of managing your food lifecycle supply chain.

This course consists of five modules that will guide you through concepts such as food loss and food waste, best practices such as how to build a more sustainable menu, the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative and The Procuring Food Sustainably Factsheet Series, and practical examples for accommodations around the world.

If you are interested in gaining fundamental knowledge on how to apply a more sustainable approach to your accommodation management, we invite you to take the other three courses in this series, which are also available on the Tourism Online Academy.

What will you learn in this program?.

This course provides an insight into the benefits and challenges that the tourism industry faces in regards to the sector’s social, economical and environmental impact. Specifically, you will learn from field experts and peers about your foodprint and the what, the why and the how behind managing food more sustainably. Discover practical knowledge and cost-effective recommendations that can help you take the next step on your sustainability journey.


This program is suitable for accommodation providers (in particular supply managers, community managers, SMEs or short-term rental owners/managers), hospitality professionals and individuals seeking to learn introductory concepts and expand their practical knowledge on managing their food and supply chain more sustainably and measuring and tracking their food waste.
Whether you are starting your journey towards building a more sustainable business or you have already started, this course is a source of practical insights and inspiration to support you on your path to building more sustainable relations and a more meaningful experience for your guests and staff.
This is achieved through a 100% online training course with short videos featuring professors, readings, quizzes and checklists in each module.


The course will follow the next structure:

Welcome to the course – Introduction

Module 1- The importance of a more sustainable food value chain

Module 2 – A guide to more sustainable sourcing

Module 3 – A guide to food loss and food waste

Module 4 – A guide to packaging and single-use items

Module 5 – How to build more sustainable menus

Course summary and next steps


Professor of Professor of Sustainability Marketing at the University of Surrey

Xavier is a professor, researcher and consultant specializing in sustainable tourism production and consumption. With expert knowledge on everything from sustainable tourism certification to sustainability marketing and policies, his work has been widely published. He serves as an advisor in the Travalyst coalition, where he uses his research experience to inform efforts and help stakeholders align on sustainability frameworks for the supply chain of the tourism sector.


Senior consultant, ERM

Rob has 22 years of experience in sustainability and environment with a strong focus on food and agriculture. He has advised numerous clients in the food and fiber value chain on sustainable supply chains and climate strategy, including upstream (farms and input suppliers), midstream (buyers and distributors), and downstream (retail and food service). He spent several years working and living on diversified farms and has written extensively on agricultural community resilience, regenerative agricultural practices, and related topics.

Enrollment process

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If you would like to obtain a certificate of completion, please enroll in Get Certified: Your journey to more sustainable food management after finishing the MOOC.

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