Environmental sustainability occurs when our systems and processes reduce the environmental impact of our offices, food and operations.

 TargetResult 2017Goal 2018
Retain 7 years since we were first accredited. In 2017 successfully transitioned to the 2015 standard, managing the change in requirements and expanded the scope to our wider businessRetain ISO14001
Fund 1 water pump a month to provide drinking water to improve lives in Malawi27 water pump wells sponsored in Malawi by selling Thirsty Planet bottled water. 70 water pumps in total, at a rate of one pump every 10 (working) days. 60% improvement on targetSell enough bottled water to purchase one pump every ten days
Sponsor more beehives to improve pollination and British Farming12 beehives sponsored with the British Bee Keepers Association. Increase of 20%Sponsor 12

Reduce deliveries to units 2% average reduction in deliveries through bartlett mitchell ‘Free Wheeling’ campaignReduce deliveries by a further 3%
Source more British meat85% of fresh meat procured in the UKAchieve 87%
Source only whole British eggs100% free range whole shell eggsMaintain 100%
Source only milk from British farmers100% British milk sourced, majority from SE EnglandMaintain 100%
Reduce food miles. Set a 100-mile radius target for sourcing fresh produce for each client 14% increase in locally sourced productsIncrease further and integrate with BM Inc entrepreneurs
Develop a partnership with a charity to reduce food waste1st trial with City HarvestRoll out to at least 10 sites in central London
Recycle disposable paper cupsBecame a member of Simply Cups closed loop recycling schemeSign up first sites to closed-loop cup recycling
Cook with sustainable herbs 10 herb gardens set up in client site groundsSet up a further 5 herb gardens
Increase use of UK sourced disposables by 10%51% of all disposables are now UK sourcedIncrease to 60%
Only use green cleaning products100% Delphis Eco award-winning eco-cleaning products are used by teamsMaintain 100%
Reduce food waste by 15%7.5% reduction in food waste. 2.5% more than targetReduce by a further 5%
Reduce environmental impact of Grab and Go packaging90% of sites now use fully recyclable or compostable packagingAchieve 100%
Convert used cooking oil to create energy54 tonnes CO² saved by recycling waste cooking oil. Increase of 35% on targetSave a further 50 tonnes of CO²
All strategic suppliers to be evaluated and selected based on SRA approved principles15% of nominated suppliers are approved following SRA guidelinesIncrease number of SRA approved suppliers to 25%
Retain SRA Food Made Good and 3 star rating Farmers100% retention of three stars short-listed for Support Global category at the Food Made Good AwardsRetain three stars and improve score in sourcing and environment
Reduce use of disposables19% decrease in disposables use vs. revenue growthReduce disposable consumption by further 5%
Create carbon neutral communications100% of carbon produced during Read Your Wrap production is offset by planting trees with the Woodland TrustMaintain 100% level of carbon neutral communications
Reduce use of/or recycle takeaway coffee cups6 restaurants trial different approaches to behaviour change. Research in collaboration with Cardiff University presented to Parliamentary select committeeUse research results to reduce use of takeaway cups and provide Keep-cups
Serve sustainable fish100% of fish is bought from the safely sourced list which is endorsed by the SRA, MCS and MSCContinue to source 100% of fish from sustainable list
Reduce food waste by finding uses for ‘misfit’ vegetables and fruitServed 5,000kg of misfit fruit and vegetablesServe 10,000kg of misfit fruit and vegetables

Our three pillars of sustainability


Systems and processes that reduce our environmental impact.