Caterers and planners can use this to benchmark the performance of an event and help shape best practice catering. Caterers, planners and venues should work collaboratively to enable the most ‘YES’ answers.
There is an environmental / sustainable catering policy which details organisation intentions to reduce waste from catering service. Don’t have one? Download a template.
Ti detail how the impact of service and packaging will be mitigated across all catering touch-points, a Sustainable Event Catering Plan is created in partnership with clients / caterers / venues. Need inspiration? Download a template.
There is an objective in place that the volume of reusable serveware, crockery and cutlery should exceed that of single-use equivalents across all catering touch-points.
Avoidance of single-use packaging is mandated across all catering touch points unless essential (medical, health and safety or Accessibility reasons).
No single-use sachets or stirrers are used across all of the event catering.
Audience and staff are requested to bring their own drinks containers to the event for water and for instances where on-the go hot drinks are served.
There is an objective in place that the volume of freshly prepared snacks should exceed the volume of pre-packaged goods (like biscuits) across all catering touch-points.
Where the application of single-use serveware is unavoidable, products are chosen based on the ability for the caterer / organiser to ensure effective and responsible end of life management, including effective management of ‘biodegradable’ or ‘compostable’ single-use materials.
Separate waste streams for food waste and packaging waste (if in use) are provided for audience and staff. These are monitored to ensure waste segregation and for post-event reporting.
Progress towards any targets or objectives are review and reported against post event to understand where improvements could be made. These learnings are shared with clients / suppliers to shape performance improvements for sustainable catering in future events.