Phenix, nothing is lost

The company and its strengths

Welcome to Phenix! Come share our vision of a waste-free world, one where all unsold goods find takers, where discarding food is no longer an option.

That said, we need to get real! There is still so much work left to do, even if, since 2014, we have run the extra mile. In a country where we waste more than enough food to feed the 8 million in our who struggle with the most basic necessities, we have decided to tackle the subject of food waste through solidarity.

As a result, we have created the first digital platform which allows us to connect those who sometimes have too much (such as large-scale retail, manufacturers and their warehouse facilities…) to those who do not have enough (via 1,500 partner organizations and charities). After half a dozen years of existence, we have saved 100 million meals, brought together 180 employees from some 20 different cities and developed our project in 2 other European countries – Spain and Portugal.

But it’s not over yet! We are working twice as hard to eradicate waste. In addition to our digital platform designed to facilitate donations to organizations providing aid in the form of foodstuffs, we launched an anti-waste application for the general public in 2019, so as to allow everyone to fight wastage at a personal level. This idea was an obvious hit, since 1,000,000 of you have already downloaded the Phenix application to recover unsold goods from your stores at low prices. The next step ? Pack your bags and come on a trip to reduce waste in Belgium and Italy.

Though it has become a European leader in the anti-waste sector, it is nevertheless important for Phenix to remain a human-sized company which stays as close as possible to its clients. This is why we have opened around twenty branches in cities such as Paris, Nantes, Rennes, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Lyon and Marseille but also in Montpellier, Strasbourg, Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, Lisbon, Porto…and soon, Brussels and Milan too!

Work atmosphere

At Phenix, we grant a huge amount of importance to wellbeing in the workplace so that each of us can thrive in an inclusive environment.

We know how to unplug! The life-work balance means something to us, and this includes the possibility of working some days a week from home. Who could ask for more?

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy! Whether it’s a drink after work, bonding during seminars or meeting up for barter night, Phenicians love spending time together and have a good time at every opportunity.

Phenix is a company with a strong social commitment, as you may have guessed. This is also true internally, as Phoenicians are allotted ½ a day per month of volunteer work in one of the 1500 partner organisations Phenix works with. Phenix has signed the Parental Act (15 extra days of paid leave for the second parent!) and offers employees 3 day’s leave a year for family help. So as to encourage greener mobility, Phenix also reimburses 100% of all travelcards between work and the place of residence.

Key values

Courage: in the fight to reduce waste, we are not afraid to roll up our sleeves and get down to business! In just a few years, we are proud to have tackled a problem as vast as food wastage and to have succeeded in developing innovative tech solutions which serve the common good!

Honesty : At Phenix, we tell it like it is! Honesty means defending a strong culture based on sharing results and key decisions with all parties concerned.

Trust : Conferring trust does not mean trusting blindly, but rather, delegating responsibility and independence to take the right decisions and move forward. Basically, we all have confidence in each other, confidence that we may learn and flourish in an environment conducive to responsibility, an environment of solidarity and mutual help, for us, this is trust.

It is important for us to add humour and humility to the mix,  whatever the circumstances. We have but one guiding line – we take our work seriously but are willing to laugh at ourselves!

At Phenix, we are interested in people from all walks of life: those with PhDs in foreign languages, young people straight out of engineering college or business school, the self-taught, intrapreneurs… Yet they all have one thing in common  – a wish to contribute their knowledge to further a social and environmental cause whilst maintaining a firmly positive outlook.

  • Phenix is looking for citizens with a strong commitment, from a variety of cultural and educational backgrounds, who would also like to take part in improving our world.
  • Us Phoenicians are attached to a culture of honesty and benevolence. Can we trust each other? Then we can work arm in arm, with nothing to hide!
  • To change the world, you must be a little reckless. And luckily for us, our Phoenicians are not afraid of taking risks! At Phenix, we are accountable and learn from our mistakes… The most important is knowing how to bounce back!
They speak English French Dutch
Company since 2014
Number of employees 180

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