A roof garden wormery, museum farm and a Foodbox, an initiative which provides better choice and nutritional support to people with dementia, have all helped Elior UK win the Springboard Excellence Corporate Responsibility Award.

Judges praised Elior’s comprehensive approach to driving responsible practices and highlighted its sustainable and ethical sourcing, excellence in learning and development, and the contract caterer’s commitment to reducing food miles.

Grazia Dal Fara, Elior corporate responsibility manager, who accepted the award on behalf of Elior UK with the company’s fresh food buyer Sandy Anderson, said: “Corporate responsibility is at the heart of what we do and our team is passionate about driving and delivering initiatives that not only impact positively on the environment but deliver an exceptional experience to our customers.

“We are particularly proud of our Foodbox concept, which is increasing the quality of life for people living with dementia and our project at St Fagan’s Museum where free-range pork from the on-site farm is reared and used as a key ingredient for many of the museum restaurant’s dishes.”

The Springboard Excellence Award is the latest in a string of sustainability awards and accreditations awarded to Elior UK.