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Environment Policy

DEBORAH STEWARD CATERING

 

Deborah Steward Catering is a small family-run catering service which  provides an outside catering service.

 

ENVIRONMENT

“We are lucky enough to work surrounded by the beautiful countryside of Norfolk at our offices in Houghton St Giles. This makes us very aware of the environment and how it affects our lives and how our lives and work affect the environment.”


WASTE

We aim to reduce our waste by:

Recycling 98% of our external packing and leftover produce.

We use email to communicate and avoid printing documents wherever possible.

We recycle all our office waste where applicable.


ENERGY

all our waste is sorted using the latest recovery methods by Baco Compak in Kings Lynn and recycled wherever possible.

We aim to reduce the use of energy by

regularly reviewing alternative energy sources,

encouraging staff to turn off equipment when not in use provided this can be done without compromising safety and

regularly checking the energy efficiency of our equipment.


WATER

 

We aim to reduce our use of water by:

Eliminating unnecessary use and reducing essential use of water, we have water meter to monitor usage.

We have an in-house biological sewage system that only outputs fresh water.


TRANSPORT

We aim to minimise our transport use by

encouraging staff to car share where possible to reduce our carbon footprint.

Sourcing 98% of our ingredients from local suppliers using seasonal ingredients wherever possible to reduce food miles and promoting the circle economy by using and employing local people.

Ensuring that supplies are from sustainable sources wherever possible using as many ingredients as possible from our on-site kitchen garden.

We ensure that all our staff understand and action our policy. We will monitor our progress and review our environmental performance on an annual basis, we have just started working with The Planet Mark, to help us achieve more effect monitoring.