Casual Dining Group tops the bill for responsible restaurant procurement

Casual Dining Group, UK restaurant group that operates Bella Italia, Café Rouge and Las Iguanas, was awarded with the Ethical Procurement Award at this year’s Triple Bottom Line Awards, run by Footprint.

The accolade, which was presented at the Haymarket Hotel, London, recognises how CDG has scrutinised all areas of its supply chain, including supplier selection, sustainable sourcing and menu development.

Working closely with government bodies, NGOs and focus groups, CDG has targeted five key areas: animal welfare; sustainable sourcing; ethical trading; environmental management; and community engagement.

Simon Galkoff, group procurement director at Casual Dining Group, said: “We are thrilled to have taken home this award, which demonstrates the tremendous hard work of our team, our suppliers and their producers.

“Our Corporate Responsibility Strategy, which was developed at the end of 2015, is the beating heart of our procurement strategy. Looking forward, we will continue to develop our relationships with new and existing suppliers, as well as refining our supply chain, guaranteeing high quality and sustainably sourced ingredients for our customers.”

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