Food is a huge part of what we do...

As a responsible caterer we believe that we have a key role to play in the development of agricultural methods that are respectful to the environment and animal welfare.

Social value

We champion SMEs and social enterprises, maximising opportunities to partner with them through our supply chain. Our community involvement is part of the fabric of who we are as an organisation.


We currently engage with several social enterprises, including Change Please, who use coffee as a way out of homelessness. We look for commitments that really matter to our colleagues, clients, customers and the communities in which they live.



We’re committed to eliminate deforestation from our supply chain. We do not purchase palm oil for cooking in the UK and are committed to ensuring that any products we purchase that contain palm oil is Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) accredited.


We recognise animal feed is a huge contributor to deforestation, which is another reason why we are working hard to reduce meat consumption across the business.

Local sourcing

We aim to reduce food miles by using fresh and seasonal produce from local suppliers wherever possible in our menus. This also positively contributes to local economies and supports small scale suppliers.

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Food standards

We follow the Good Fish Guide to ensure that we only source sustainable fresh and frozen fish, and wherever possible we promote the use of Fairtrade, Red Tractor, organic and free-range produce.

Ethical sourcing

We use a framework when considering who we work with and buy from to ensure standards are followed within our supply chain to protect workers and our planet.


We also have a wide range of Fairtrade products within our supply chain. Fairtrade is a system of certification that aims to ensure a set of standards are met in the production and supply of a product or ingredient. For farmers and workers, Fairtrade means workers’ rights, safer working conditions and fairer pay.

Animal welfare

We ensure all of our suppliers comply with UK and EU animal welfare standards.


Our meat and poultry catalogue identifies the origin of all cuts of meat and poultry and provides any accreditation it may have. In line with our animal welfare commitments, all suppliers must source their products from BRC accredited and EU licensed abattoirs.


We monitor standards related to animal welfare, including the percentage of cage free shell and liquid eggs purchased throughout the year. This is reported on and published externally, on at least an annual basis.

Elior Group Responsible Sourcing Charter

The objective of the Responsible Sourcing Charter is to share Elior Group’s commitments with its suppliers and to ensure their participation in this process. Elior Group wishes suppliers to sign up to these principles and to collaborate with the Group in implementing compliance with this Charter and, if necessary, to take any appropriate corrective actions as part of a continuous improvement process.