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Animal welfare standards continue to improve across foodservice

Foodservice companies collected 13 awards for their approach to farm animal welfare standards as cages for poultry become “consigned to the history books”. In the past 12 months there has been a wave of commitments to source cage-free shell and liquid eggs. This followed criticism that the sector was lagging behind retail. All the major…
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Foodservice lacking bark as Brexit bites

The sector risks being forgotten if it doesn’t get its act together and start lobbying hard, writes David Burrows. Managing Brexit will need the whole food industry – farmers, food manufacturers and retailers – to find a single voice with which to lobby the government, said the National Farmers Union director general, Terry Jones, in…
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Costa praised for new recycling ‘racks’

Costa has won praise from campaigners for committing to a nationwide recycling scheme for takeaway cups. Friends of the Earth said Costa’s pledge to recycle coffee cups across its 2,000 UK stores, equating to 30m cups a year, was a “huge step in the right direction” in the war on waste, although it warned there…
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Age no barrier to living wage

AccorHotels is the latest hospitality company to announce that it will go beyond the Government’s guidelines and apply the new National Living Wage to all its employees, irrespective of age. The hotel group, which employs over 5,000 people in the UK across brands including Sofitel, Pullman, Novotel, Mercure and ibis, said the move is a…
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Living wage hits foodservice hardest

THE NATIONAL Living Wage will add 3.6% to the wage bill of the foodservice sector by 2020. For hotels and accommodation the impact is 2.8%.                           Combined, this means hospitality’s wage bill will increase by 3.4% – twice that of any other industry…
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Costa appoints new corporate responsibility programme manager

Costa has appointed Victoria Moorhouse as Corporate Responsibility (CR) Programme Manager.   Kerry Parkin, Head of CSR and Communications at Costa, said: “Victoria will be responsible for the development, execution and delivery of Costa’s CR Strategy, coordinating programme activities to achieve Costa’s 2020 CR targets across team and community, customer wellbeing and environment. Her passion…
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Costa opens first ‘zero-energy’ unit

WHITBREAD'S COFFEE shop chain Costa has launched a zero-energy concept, featuring innovative energy saving technologies, which could have a significant impact on the future of building design in the out of home market.                            Costa has partnered with retail specialist Hammerson to launch…
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Now for fair pay

AFTER FAIR trade and fair prices, the living wage is the next source of pressure for retailers and caterers.                             The local Co-op supermarket in North Berwick is closing down, with nearby Tesco having hovered up profits and customers over the past…
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Businesses must guard against resource scarcity, says Carbon Trust

THE CARBON TRUST has launched a new report highlighting the need for businesses to urgently assess their reliance on scarce resources in order to future proof against potential limitations.   Business resource challenges such as the increasing scarcity of land, energy, water and materials are quickly intensifying. For example, there could be a 40% gap between…
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Carbon Trust recognises business waste reduction success

THE CARBON Trust has launched an international standard for organisational waste reduction.   The Carbon Trust Waste Standard will be awarded to organisations able to demonstrate that they are measuring, managing and reducing waste year-on-year.   Following the successful completion of a pilot stage, five UK businesses have become the first to achieve the award:…
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