Tag Archives: sustainability

EXCLUSIVE: Lack of planning forces buyers into impulse equipment purchases, says top caterer

A failure to properly plan ahead is preventing companies from taking advantage of the latest energy efficient catering equipment and instead forcing them into impulse purchases, it has been suggested by one of the country’s biggest caterers. Yesterday we revealed how 50% of operators blame cost as one of the main reasons for not buying

Nando’s ‘fit-out guide’ puts project managers on the pathway to green practices

Nando’s is challenging its restaurants to become as sustainable as possible by following a dedicated ‘Green Fit-Out Guide’ that serves as a best practice template for its burgeoning UK estate. The 400-strong chain believes that up to 50 restaurants a year could achieve the standards set out in the guide, which covers a range of

Pret switches to compostable cutlery after wooden knives and forks don’t cut it

Pret A Manger plans to introduce compostable cutlery to all its UK sites next year after trials involving wooden cutlery failed to impress customers.   In the meantime, the chain is also testing keeping cutlery behind its tills to see if it leads to a reduction in the consumption of single-use plastic items. Clive Schlee,

Catering firm gains prestigious ‘Three Stars’ from SRA after mammoth sustainability push

CH&CO has become the largest and most diverse contract caterer to be awarded the top-level Three Star rating by the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA). The SRA rating, which is regarded as the Michelin Stars of sustainability, encompasses the whole CH&CO business, including workplaces, destinations, venues, events, education, livery and healthcare. Sustainability is an important long-term

Kitchen house to audit catering equipment suppliers on how green they are

A leading kitchen design house that is bidding to become greener in the way it works plans to start auditing suppliers on the sustainability of their activities. ABDA Creative Design & Build, based in Northamptonshire, has launched its environmental sustainability strategy by issuing a supplier questionnaire that it believes will enhance catering equipment and design-led