the UK’s leading creator and supplier of meals to the health and social care sector, has topped the Sustainable Fish Cities
caterers league table for 2017.
The league table follows Sustainable Fish Cities’ call for all contract catering companies to commit to and publish a robust sustainable fish buying policy. This comes after its investigation found wide variations in how well contract catering companies are checking and sourcing sustainable fish, with red-rated species being sold by some caterers.
The announcement recognises apetito’s commitment to producing the highest standard of food, placing its ethical and sustainable policy at the core of the business and its objectives.
From ensuring all employees are paid the Real Living Wage, to only using sustainable seafood, defined by the Marine Conservation Society, apetito is proud to make a real difference in these areas
Commenting on the results, Laura Hardman, apetito’s Ethical and Sustainable Manager, said, “We’re absolutely delighted to be ranked as leaders, taking first place on the
Sustainable fish catering 2017 league table. We strive to ensure the ingredients we source allow us to make great quality, nutritious meals that have a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of both our consumers and the planet.
“We will continue to challenge ourselves to set a higher standard and deliver against our ethical and sustainable objectives in the years to come.”
Ruth Westcott, Coordinator of Sustainable Fish Cities, added, “apetito deserves to come top of the Sustainable Fish Cities league table. It has proven it takes sustainable fish sourcing seriously. We were particularly impressed by the proportion of fish in its meals which is Marine Stewardship Council certified or rated 1-2 by the Marine Conservation Society. apetito is setting the standard for others to follow. Well done”
During autumn 2017, Sustainable Fish Cities conducted a survey of the main contract catering companies in the UK to find out how well businesses are supporting marine conservation through sustainable fish policies and actions.