Building on the decade-long work of Campus Services (Hospitality, Retail, Events and ResLife Team) to reduce the environmental impact of food provision on campus, our Sustainable Food Commitment broadens our focus from primarily waste and fair trade to a whole-system approach, re-focussing our efforts on those activities with the largest climate impacts.
We’ve taken expert advice from University of Bath academics, students, and the Climate Action Team. This has led us to focus on the five key areas detailed below which our research shows will lead to the largest immediate carbon reductions. We are committed to achieving results and have:
- produced a detailed action plan of how we will work towards these commitments across hospitality, SU and retail.
- established a Sustainable Food Commitment working group with representatives from Campus Services, the SU, Climate Action, Procurement, People and Planet and Sustainable Food VIP group. The group will meet quarterly to discuss the targets and review progress.
- committed to report on the SFC annually.