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.
  • The YouMatter portal was created for our employees as a source of information and resources to support them if they ever needed help. 
  • We also host webcasts for our employees with a different topic of discussion for each session which helps educate our team and signpost them in the right direction if they need support.
  • We have created a mental health training module in which all line managers will take a mental health awareness course which will help them recognise the signs of mental health amongst their employees and to signpost them.