RESTAURANT OPERATORS are being urged to take part in the Gram Green Paper report 2012.
The report will develop a detailed picture of the progress being made in the sector on sustainability issues and the challenges ahead.
Gram, a refrigeration supplier, was the first to publish a series of ground-breaking, independent reports looking into the industrys attitudes and behaviours towards a greener and more responsible future.
Priding itself as a pioneer of energy efficiency, Gram aims to help caterers reduce their carbon footprint and to see the benefits that being green will have on their business, both ethically and economically.
For 2012, Gram is hoping to continue this legacy that has been running since 2008 but it needs the help of Foodservice Footprint readers.
The Gram microsite contains an online questionnaire, the responses of which will be collated and analysed before forming part of the results and findings of the Gram Green Paper 2012.
In order to help raise awareness of the initiative and to encourage as many respondents as possible, Gram has teamed up with the leading channel associations within the industry, including LACA (Local Authority Caterers Association), TUCO ltd (The University Caterers Organisation), SRA (Sustainable Restaurant Association), CHA (Considerate Hoteliers Association) and NACC (National Association of Care Catering).
In addition to the education, restaurant, hotel and care home sectors, Gram will also be seeking respondents from within the pub and contract catering channels.
Glenn Roberts, Gram managing director (pictured), said: The foodservice industry is becoming increasingly conscious of the negative impact our lifestyle has on the environment. With green issues high on everyone's agenda we believe it becomes the responsibility of manufacturers, like ourselves, to take the first step to leading the way and educating operators on ways they can reduce their impact, and contribute to a greener future.
Operators should visit Go Green With Gram before June 4. All completed responses will be entered into a prize draw and a winner will be picked at random to receive an iPad 3. The results of the questionnaire will be announced in September.