Dong Xanh is best known for our commitment to providing fresh ingredients and healthier food alternatives to our customers. Behind the scenes we have been working diligently to improve the sustainability of our products and operations. In fact, we are on a journey to make our restaurants and operations as environmentally and socially responsible as possible and to help improve the health of the planet at the same time.
Over the past several years, we have switched to products and business practices that use less energy & resources, generate less waste and we are working on others. In the process, we’ve discovered that even small changes add up.
By design and the nature of our product offering, our operations are fairly energy efficient but as energy costs continue to rise it is important to improve the energy efficiency of our restaurants.
Many regions around the world are beginning to experience varying degrees of water stress due to increases in population, weather pattern changes or adequate water management infrastructure that can result in inadequate supply of safe drinking water. We recognize how important it is to conserve water and use it wisely.
We are diligently working on ways to reduce our waste stream with a goal of having as close to zero landfill waste as possible.
We have worked with our suppliers to optimize how our products are packaged to reduce waste streams.
Our goal is to only use packaging that can be recycled or composted where facilities exist.
Over the past four years, we have been working very hard to improve the sustainability of our packaging and to eliminate unnecessary packaging wherever possible. We continue to look for ways to increase the recycled content, recyclability, degradability and compostability of our packaging where feasible and cost effective. We have redesigned items to be more multi-functional, to be made with more sustainable materials and/or with less material.
We are moving to more sustainable marketing material where feasible and cost effective.
Dong Xanh is entrepreneur dedicated to supporting our communities and the environment. We try to conserve resources during the development process and set the stage for efficient operations in the future.