SODEXO HAS achieved the silver Food for Life Catering Mark at University College London. Sodexo Commercial Education has been the catering partner to UCL since 2014 serving over 26,000 students across a large North London campus.
The Food for Life Catering Mark is a widely respected scheme that is raising standards of food served in public and private sector catering. It is awarded to food providers by the Soil Association as an independent endorsement of the provenance and sustainability of the food they provide.
The Catering Mark is open to all food providers. The bronze, silver and gold tiers recognise caterers who are taking steps to improve their food, through meeting standards on freshness, sustainability and animal welfare. Caterers with the silver Catering Mark use at least 5% organic ingredients as well as serving a range of food from ethical and more environmentally friendly sources.
Commenting on their achievement, Simon Knight, contract director at Sodexo said: “Consumers are increasingly interested in the provenance of their food. The Catering Mark recognises our commitment to serving fresh meals made with local and organic ingredients. We hope our customers will enjoy their meals all the more knowing that we are doing our best to source from a sustainable food system – helping to reduce food miles and our environmental footprint.”
Rich Watts, Senior Catering Mark Manager, said; "The silver Food For Life Catering Mark is a fantastic achievement which recognises the vital role that fresh, seasonal meals play in delivering sustainable menus. We are delighted to see Sodexo and UCL achieving the silver Catering Mark and gaining recognition for serving meals made with seasonal, local and organic ingredients.”