Lexington Catering, one of the leading contact caterers in London, has been named a 3-star Sustainability Champion again by the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA). The SRA recognised Lexington’s exceptional approach to supporting the local community, global farmers and their team.
The accreditation is a global standard, which lays down benchmarks for any organisation serving food that wants to establish and improve on-going commitment to sustainability, particularly with regards to their approach to sourcing food and impact on the environment and society.
Julia Edmonds, Managing Director at Lexington, said the recognition from the SRA shows Lexington is really committed to working with partners to help the team develop sustainable working practices that deliver real impact. She said, “We strive to reduce, reuse and recycle as much waste as possible to minimise our impact on the environment. It is fantastic to be recognised for our efforts and we are absolutely delighted to see our score increase.”
Less food waste
Lexington scored 90%, compared to an average score of 68%.
Lexington has worked hard to reduce food waste. Both chefs and the front of house teams are trained to understand the impact of wastage and how to reduce it.
Rachel Linder, Director at Lexington and SRA lead says, “We are delighted to have achieved such a high score with regards to food waste. It’s a credit to our chefs and front of house teams who work so hard to limit their waste and work with partners to educate customers.”
More vegetables and better meat
Lexington was recognised for providing more vegetables and better meat. The team were given a score of 74%, compared to an industry average of 48%, which was achieved by other similar businesses.
Rachel says, “We have always worked hard to source the best quality ingredients and constantly review our partnerships. Our food team has also been focusing on our vegetarian and vegan dishes, showcasing the nutritional benefits and tasty vegetable options, so it is fantastic to achieve such a positive score.”
People & community
Lexington scored 97% with regards to supporting the local community. Rachel says, “We are proud of the work our team does to support local communities. We have so many examples of company and site led projects where charities say we have made a real difference. Examples include our work with Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital School and our on-going support to the Central London Rough Sleepers Committee.”
Rachel says, “We have already put in measures to improve our approach to sustainability and ensure we continue to do our very best. Looking ahead Lexington will continue to focus on reducing waste. We will also do more to promote the positive work we are doing customers and our team.”