Some of the UK’s most forward thinking foodservice companies have united – for the first time ever – to launch a powerful sustainability initiative, set to revolutionise how the industry shares green knowledge, guidelines and best practice examples. A recent survey revealed the continued need for foodservice operators to drive sustainability within their business, responding to the 83% of consumers that said sustainability directly affects their dining choices.
plate2planet is the new ‘green alliance’ between seven of the UK’s key foodservice businesses – Vegware, Unilever, Premier Foods, Delifrance UK, Planet First and Jacobs Douwe Egberts, powered by Bidvest Foodservice – and marks a step change towards a truly collaborative approach to the sustainability challenges faced by the industry.
The group, dubbed ‘the sustainability seven’, are pooling their resources to offer operators across all channels the opportunity to share ideas, inspiration, and expertise via a ‘one-stop-shop’ digital platform. The platform provides a forum for likeminded caterers, providing access to useful and practical information for those looking for help and solutions including how to guides, inspiring case studies, guidance on regulations, handy tools, and inspiring supply chain stories. In fact everything businesses need whether they are looking to generate savings, achieve zero to landfill, source sustainably or plan their own CSR journey.