Tag Archives: SRA

TUCO regional success

THE ACHIEVEMENTS of The University Caterers Organisation members span the entire sustainability spectrum. From reducing waste and promoting healthy eating to better sourcing, investing in local producers’ businesses and supporting global action organisations such as Fairtrade – you name it, TUCO members are doing it! Their successes add up to an incredible compendium of best practice examples; here…
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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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TUCO appoints SRA to deliver sustainability initiative

THE UNIVERSITY Caterers Organisation (TUCO) has confirmed that it has appointed the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) to launch a branded sustainability programme. As part of the agreement TUCO members will receive a discount on joining the SRA, and an ongoing reduction for the lifetime of their membership.   Mike Haslin, Chief Operating Officer of TUCO,…
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Is the SRA waste initiative failing?

THE SUSTAINABLE RESTAURANT Association (SRA) has issued a last call for businesses to get behind its FoodSave programme, which aims to reduce food waste in the Capital.                     With just four weeks to go before the campaign ends the SRA, alongside Sustain, wants to encourage further…
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Balancing desire and ethics

FOOTPRINT ANALYSES the results of the results of three reports to identify the sustainability expectations of diners.                       There was a time when consumers left their ethics at the front door when eating out. Not any more. A combination of everything from macro-economics to the media…
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Diners willing to pay more for sustainability

A NEW REPORT from the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) states that more than half of UK diners are willing to pay more for sustainably sourced ingredients.   It also showed that consumers are more interested than ever in how restaurants are run and their environmental credentials.   Raymond Blanc, President of the SRA and chef…
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Operators not working hard enough to reduce waste

RESTAURANTS OWNERS feel that food waste is an “inevitable part of the industry” and are not working hard enough to reduce waste. This is costing them significant sums of money.   That’s according to Mark Linehan, MD at the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA), who was speaking June 4th, at an industry-wide event organised by Unilever…
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