Reporting Boundary: Fooditude HQ (182-196
Ilderton Road, London, SE15 1NT)
Emission Sources: Electricity, T&D Losses, Natural Gas, Water, Fleet, Business Travel, Waste, Paper
Reporting Period: 01 July 2021 – 30 Jun 2022
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Fooditude, a company founded in 2005 that offers contract catering services in London, has achieved Planet Mark certification.
Fooditude believes in treading lightly on the earth and giving back to its community. As well as being a member of the Sustainable Restaurants Association, it has robust policies on sourcing a wide range of its supply, with efforts made to source local, seasonal and organic produce wherever possible. The company works on sustainable food waste management by reducing waste in all parts of its supply chain and working with food waste reduction companies such as FoodCycle, OLIO and Orca. The company also makes efforts to reduce its packaging, energy and water usage throughout its supply chain, and has partnerships with local schools to volunteer at the company.
Achieving Planet Mark is based on the commitment to continuous improvement in sustainability in its business operations by measuring and reducing its carbon footprint and engaging its stakeholders. By being more strategic about its environmental responsibility, the catering company will be able to significantly increase its positive impact and hope to encourage continual improvements within its community.
Through Planet Mark, Fooditude has protected an area of endangered rainforest thanks to Cool Earth; a charity working alongside rainforest communities to halt deforestation. Its pledge through Cool Earth directly supports the Asháninka community in Central Peru.
It has also helped the Eden Project – an educational charity building connections with each other and the living world, exploring how we can work together towards a better future.
“It is a pleasure to work with Fooditude. The company embodies the Planet Mark spirit. Fooditude has a wide-reaching understanding of sustainability, from sourcing local and ethical ingredients to reducing and recycling waste, and everything in between. Fooditude has the foundations for success, and that’s why we are seeing such dramatic reductions in carbon footprint. Congratulations to Fooditude on such an outstanding year.”
Our food system plays a huge role in society’s carbon emissions. Moreover, the food we eat has been identified as a key way in which individual consumers can change their carbon emissions for the better. From changes in diet to plastic pollution, a number of high profile issues can be tackled by sustainable companies in the sector. As consumers’ attitudes change, food suppliers and retailers must be proactive in reassuring existing and new clients of their sustainability.
To recertify next year fooditude must reduce emissions by 2.5%.
A 5% year-on-year reduction is the target reduction recommended by Planet Mark.