Charter

Levy Cares

Change is needed

The global food system currently accounts for 30% of greenhouse gas emissions.

Food waste is the third largest cause of global warming and a third of all food produced globally is thrown away. That's a baffling 1.3bn tonnes of food and developed countries are the most to blame.

We believe the food industry has a responsibility to do more for the planet, the teams we work with and the communities we work in.

The Levy Cares charter outlines our commitments in three areas: Health + Wellbeing, Environmental Game Changers, Better for the World

Health + Wellbeing

  • We go above and beyond to show you the allergens in our food at the point of purchase
  • Safety is our caring culture, not a tick box exercise
  • We will cut 30% of sugars out of our menus by the end of 2021
  • We help our teams live a healthy lifestyle with sensible hours of work and better team feeding
  • Our C&E menus are developed to sensibly fuel your meeting or event throughout the day and to keep you alert

Environmental Game Changers

  • Through culinary innovation and ingredient re-purposing we will reduce our food waste by 20% by the end of 2021.
  • Our menus will use a minimum of 80% British seasonal fruit and vegetables by the end of 2021. If it comes on a plane, we won’t use it.
  • We will deliver a 50% reduction in beef consumption by the end of 2021
  • 25% of our menus are plant-based, vegan or vegetarian right now
  • Through our reduce, re-use and review policy we minimise single-use plastic use and reduce waste
  • We have no plastic straws, stirrers and sauce sachets at our venues

 

Better for the World

  • All of our fish is MCS grades 1-3 and all of our sites will be MSC accredited by the end of 2021
  • High welfare British poultry and pork to be our standard by the end of 2021
  • Free range eggs are standard across our business
  • We will increase female chefs in our business by 10% year on year and support Women in Food initiatives
  • We collaborate with our partners to enrich local communities through charity and employment
  • We work towards all relevant accreditations including Red Tractor and Food for Brain
  • We bring our teams fantastic development opportunities and will have 30 apprentices in our business by the end of 2021

YouMatter

  • YouMatter is our Mental Health and Wellbeing network. The network is made up of a core steering group and a network of ambassadors.
  • Our ambition is to promote and support the mental health and wellbeing of our colleagues. We want to create positive working environments which support employee wellbeing, create a culture of openness and acceptance around mental health.
  • Our employees have access to our YouMatter portal which holds resources, toolkits, webinars and information around mental health and wellbeing. We have also created a mental health training module for our line manager to help further educate our employees around these topics and to help them support their teams.

Jane Byrd, Managing Director- Cymru

'I am proud to represent Levy as a YouMatter ambassador as I truly believe in creating a work culture where people can thrive and be themselves. It is so important that we recognise the contribution that good mental health plays in our workplace but also how we help those who need it most'