Diet Chef

Valpak saves Diet Chef money following international compliance review

Having been very successful in the UK, Diet Chef made the decision to expand into overseas markets. They setup websites selling packaged hampers to consumers in France and Germany. As a result of this Diet Chef wanted to understand if they would be affected by environmental legislation in these countries.

Global View

The Packaging Waste, WEEE and Waste Batteries Regulations differ in each country; therefore, organisations must take the time to research and understand their obligations in each country, which can be a very resource intensive exercise. Diet Chef commissioned our team of international compliance experts to assist them with this task.


We carried out a comprehensive review of Diet Chef’s business activities and identified that they would need to comply with packaging legislation in France and Germany.

We assisted Diet Chef by:

  • registering them with the appropriate authority in France
  • collating and submitting the relevant packaging data for France and Germany

During our research we discovered that Diet Chef were already registered in Germany, so a review of their existing data submissions was carried out and areas for improvement identified.

We also carried out additional research into Diet Chef’s Green Dot contract in Germany and identified that Diet Chef were overpaying for use of the symbol.

Data Management

Diet Chef gained the following benefits from working with us:

  • peace of mind that they are fully compliant with packaging legislation in France and Germany
  • cost savings of over £10,000 following the review of existing data submissions and Green Dot contract for Germany
  • resource savings

We continue to support Diet Chef with their international compliance requirements by:

  • reviewing data submissions for accuracy before they are submitted to the relevant authorities
  • acting as a central point of contact with the German and French Authorities
  • informing Diet Chef of any further environmental legislation which may affect them as they continue to grow their business

Valpak has helped us understand and deal with the complexities of international compliance. Overall this service has saved us time and money.

Diet Chef