Compass Group UK & Ireland is committed to minimising the impacts our foodservice and support service operations have on the environment.We will ensure compliance with all relevant environmental legislation and compliance obligations, and will manage our environmental impacts through our Business Environmental Management System, meeting and where possible exceeding the requirements of ISO 14001:2015.

We will achieve this through our commitment to:

  1.  Minimise the consumption of energy in the form of electricity, gas and fuel oil where possible;
  2.  Consider more sustainable travel options to minimise the impacts of commuting and business travel where possible, and make use of our highly-efficient logistics network for deliveries;
  3.  Responsibly source and use resources in the most sustainable way;
  4. Apply the waste hierarchy when dealing with waste, ensuring we introduce interventions to prevent, reuse, recycle, or recover energy from waste, before considering disposal to landfill or incineration;
  5. Reduce water consumption and control the release of wastewater into the environment;
  6. Prevent pollution to air, land and water (e.g. oil/chemical spillages, air emissions, litter/fly tipping, statutory nuisances, and damage to biodiversity).

We will foster environmental awareness and understanding in all employees, suppliers, clients, customers and other stakeholders, by providing the right tools, training, communication and advice to take action.

In locations where we are not directly responsible for utilities, equipment and infrastructure, we will work closely with our clients to provide environmental advice and support. Where practicable, we will provide information and assistance to clients on environmental issues arising from our products and services. We will ensure continuous improvement and will assess our environmental impacts to set specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-bound (SMART) environmental objectives and targets. We will monitor and report internally and externally on our progress.

This policy is publicly available upon request.

Chris Garside, Managing Director