The Soil Association Certification is partnering with the Carbon Trust to develop a bespoke sustainable catering standard to complement the Food for Life Catering Mark. As well as food provenance and supply chain, covered by the existing Catering Mark award, the new standard looks at waste, energy and water use. This will enable businesses to be recognised for exemplary practice in environmental sustainability and help them reach ‘Good’ or higher on DEFRA’s Balanced Scorecard.
This new scheme is the first and only to provide a ‘one stop shop’ verification scheme that aligns across all areas of DEFRA’s Balanced Scorecard. The standard will be launched as a pilot and there is a call for caterers to express their interest.
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