Soil Association and Carbon Trust tackle sustainability in commercial kitchens

10/09/2018 - 07:00
Food for Life (the Soil Association) has partnered with the Carbon Trust to ‘tackle sustainability in commercial kitchens’ – marking the launch of their Green Kitchen Standard award with a free webinar next Wednesday (19 September).

Together, the organisations are on a mission to help caterers achieve sustainable catering operations, as 75% claim they do not have the right tools or knowledge to deliver lasting change.

As such, the brand new Green Kitchen Standard award encourages caterers to review their management of energy, water and waste and take a ‘holistic approach’ to delivering enduring solutions.

Food for Life and Carbon Trust will introduce it in further detail during the webinar, where they will explain the benefits of the scheme and how to apply.

Company experts will also delve into latest research and guidance on environmental best practice as well as the current resource crisis in the industry.

Green Kitchen Standard development manager at the Soil Association, Liz Harding-Wyatt, said: “We all have good intentions for improving our environmental practice, but often translating that into tangible improvement can be complex.

“What the Green Kitchen Standard provides is more than just an assessment of a caterer’s performance: we help them find practical and measurable ways of improving, continually and for the long-term, and support them in engaging staff and clients to achieve and celebrate those improvements.

“This webinar is designed to give caterers an insight into the scheme and encourage them to think about how they could apply it to their operations: we can then help them to refine and target actions to deliver positive outcomes.”

Guest speakers from the education sector will also discuss their experience of the Green Kitchen Standard, which will be followed by a question and answer session.

The webinar takes place on 19 September at 3 - 3:30pm. To register to attend the free webinar, visit

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