Our corporate responsibility and sustainability priorities
Sustainability is key to our business strategy and something we consider in everything we do. Forward thinking is one of our businesses’ five key ingredients and through our sustainability plan we’ve set ourselves clear and challenging targets, which we revisit each year to ensure we track progress and maintain focus. We feel it’s important to deliver our services in the right way, to help our customers grow and to minimise our impact on the environment as much as possible.
In 2018 we launched a new three-year strategy which radically changed the way we manage our sustainability agenda. We’ve got over fifty people involved in five workstreams, which has hugely multiplied our capacity for innovation, change and creativity. We’ve aligned our strategy to eleven of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. As the call to action grows ever louder and more urgent, we’re in a far better place now to meet the challenge.
We’re the driving force behind plate2planet.co.uk, our leading online initiative dedicated to creating positive change for sustainability in foodservice. plate2planet.co.uk acts as a central hub, bringing organisations together to share best practice and to help take the industry’s sustainability agenda forward.
The site offers guidance on everything from regulations to generating savings and achieving zero waste to landfill, with practical resources including handy templates, guides and case studies across foodservice sectors, from education to contract catering, making it easy to use, share and benefit.
Why not become a contributing member on plate2planet and share your case studies, research, best practice and stories with the other members. Help everyone to benefit and visit the site now to sign up
Partnerships for the goals
We’ve signed up to the WRAP Courtauld Commitment 2025, which aims to reduce the resources needed to provide food and drink in the UK by 20% in 10 years. Related to this, we’ve pledged to Target, Measure and Act on food waste, as food waste is a big hidden problem in the foodservice sector. Waste food not only represents a huge waste of energy, resource and money, but food which goes to landfill decomposes and generates greenhouse gases. Clear targets, consistent measurement and collective reporting will help us succeed, and WRAP provide the resources and toolkits to help organisations measure and reduce food waste. These resources are all available free of charge via https://www.plate2planet.co.uk/business-food-dont-throw-away/
We’re part of the Planet Mark sustainability certification programme, which requires evidence of measurable reductions in our carbon footprint. We’re also B members of SEDEX and members of Footprint.