Food mission – Sustainable consumption and labor integration – Stockholm, Sweden

Electrolux is supporting Stockholm City Mission to open a social restaurant. This restaurant serves meals prepared using surplus food from Stockholm City Mission’s food bank. The project also focuses on labor integration as newly arrived immigrants and long-term unemployed will be trained in the restaurant to enable them to get a job in a professional kitchen.

The partnership with Stockholm City Mission will also provide a platform for education of Electrolux employees, consumers and the broader public on sustainable food consumption.

Societal value

  • Promote more sustainable food consumption, reducing and reusing food waste.
  • Empower people through labor integration.


  • 20+ recipes developed based on surplus food.
  • “Taste the Waste” lunch served to 70 Electrolux employees.
  • Five AIESEC volunteers created a documentary about food waste in Stockholm.
  • “Zero Waste Market” raised awareness about food waste, and smoothies made from rescued fruits were served. More than 500 visitors.
  • Refurbishment of the social restaurant and installation of donated Electrolux Professional appliances.
  • Food Mission presentation and screening of the documentary made by AIESEC at Electrolux HQ.

Next steps

  • Develop workshops on food waste for employees and the public together with a vegan chef.
  • Follow up on coaching and labor integration by Stockholm City Mission in the social restaurant.
  • Create a framework for skilled volunteering of Electrolux employees, in support of labor integration.