Sustainability Policy & Plan
We are committed to following, improving and promoting good sustainability practices throughout our activities. All business decisions, including those relating to strategic development, will be taken with consideration given to balancing the economic needs of the company with an enduring responsibility in equal measures of our people, planet and community and the social well-being of all those with whom we engage.
The principles and objectives underlying this policy are: Including sustainability issues to the criteria for all business decisions. Fully incorporating our staff in the drive for sustainable development. Actively and regularly engaging with our clients and stakeholders on sustainability issues to promote our policy and determine their sustainability concerns. To review our policy on an annual basis, publish it on our website.
Allocating the required time and resources to achieving sustainable development Adherence to all regulatory or legal requirements relevant to our industry, in particular relating to the safety of the food we serve.
Commitment to our own Ethical Code of practice and implementing the principals of the Ethical Trading Initiative Base Code (although we are not members of the ETI).
ENERGY & EMISSIONS:
Where possible and viable purchase goods sourced within the UK Buy from suppliers as close to us as possible
Develop our client portfolio as close to our premises as possible Maximise the efficiency of fuel used by our vans
Minimise energy consumption by use of the best available technology Purchase energy from a 100% UK renewable electricity supplier
SOURCING - RESPONSIBLE PURCHASING:
Buy animal and poultry products that are from farms with approved husbandry only UK sourced free-range fresh meat, poultry (red tractor as a minimum standard) and sustainably sourced fish (where practically possible) eliminate the use of non-recyclable or non-recycled plastic in any plastic item purchased Customer engagement on sustainable products and packaging Purchase fair-trade whenever practical Purchase the most energy efficient equipment and Service vehicles regularly to maintain efficiency Ensure that timber furniture, and any other timber products, are recycled or from well-managed,sustainable sources and are Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certifie Opt to repair rather than replace whenever possible
We will actively nurture good relations with our local community by offering help in ways appropriate to our resources and skills
Minimise our waste of any resource, in particular energy, water and food Recycle or dispose of responsibly any waste we do create Maintain zero to landfill waste management, compost all food waste
This policy was last updated in March 2023