What we focus on

Our Green Policy

Keeping a close eye on our

Carbon Footprint

British Event Catering recognises that as event caterers our work does have both a direct and indirect impact on the local, regional and global environment.

We are committed to minimising our negative impacts and by acting in a sustainable way, meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to fulfil their own needs. We hope that by minimising our carbon footprint we encourage our customers to do so as well.

Although at B.E.C we do not see it as our place to lecture clients on being ‘green’, we do believe that we can have a significant role to play in raising awareness of green alternatives and helping our clients to achieve their own green policies.

Our green policy is to constantly seek ways in which we can improve our environmental credentials. Our green strategy is aligned with our environmental policy and catering codes of practice on waste and environmental protection.

We focus on:

  • Using biodegradable products, cups/trays, etc.
  • Using recycled paper, i.e. serviettes, disposable hand towels.
  • Reducing waste.
  • Reusing materials at every opportunity.
  • We cook with LPG which has a smaller carbon footprint than electricity.
  • Repair, rather than throw away, when we can.
  • All of our used cooking oil is taken from our depot and turned into biofuel.

As our green culture becomes established and embedded,

We aim to:

  • Encourage our staff to be responsible, green citizens.
  • Consider the environmental impoacts in our purchasing.
  • Endeavour our work with partner organisations that share our green values.
  • It is our intention to operate our business in as environmentally-friendly way as we can.

To keep green

What we do

  • Generators are to power more than one catering unit if at all possible cutting down on emissions & fuel. We reuse, or recycle all of our incoming packaging materials like cardboard etc.
  • We minimise our use of paper. Key information about British Event Catering is readily available on this site. The increasing use of e-mail greatly reduces the volume of paper used in hard copy correspondence, envelopes and letters. Processing information electronically is also much more energy and carbon efficiency than physically sending a hard copy.
  • Our consumption of fuel and energy is very closely monitored and we take care that it is not wasted through inefficiency or casualness. For example, we utilize visible signs to remind staff to turn off lights when leaving a room, and ask staff to use computers responsibly i.e. turning them off at night and using the stand-by mode during the day.
  • Where possible we will choose to source our materials from suppliers who operate in an environmentally friendly manner and who are geographically local to us to reduce delivery miles.
  • We aim to serve Fair Trade hot drinks in all of our catering units
  • We will work with our catering suppliers to buy locally where possible in order to reduce our food miles and to promote British produces.
  • We will chose the vehicles we operate with fuel efficiency in mind and their fuel consumption is closely monitored

We specialise in making your event special

Your enquiry is important to us

You may just want to enquire how much income you could get from us or from your existing caterers. Maybe you need to know how many catering units you require and what mix we think you require for your event. You can find out all this without any obligation.

Please contact us to discover how we can help you. After all we have been going for over 30 years and are only happy to oblige.

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