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Catering for sustainability

Exploring the business cases for adopting and promoting sustainable diets in the foodservice sector

 

The Food Ethics Council was commissioned by WWF-UK and Sodexo UK & Ireland to undertake independent research to explore the business cases for adopting and promoting sustainable diets in the foodservice sector.

The work comprised a mix of desk-based research and semistructured
interviews with 16 senior foodservice sector personnel and
other opinion leaders linked to the industry. The report, 'Catering for sustainability,' reflects the authors’ findings from the research and draws extensively on the interviewees’ insights and opinions.

The work aims to understand whether, why and how sustainable
diets are promoted by individual foodservice companies, and to
assess the business cases for adopting and promoting sustainable
diets across the sector. It seeks to understand the policy environment
and other external drivers of change in the industry.

It makes recommendations for foodservice within businesses, as well as across their stakeholders and the industry as a whole.

The full report is available to download here

The executive summary is available to download here