Lexington Catering, one of the leading contract caterers in London, has been renamed a Three-Star Sustainability Champion by the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA). The team were acknowledged for their variety of healthy eating options and their local and seasonal approach to sourcing ingredients, for which they gained an impressive 90% score.
Mark Linehan, Managing Director of the SRA, said: “Lexington is an outstanding example of a caterer who understands that to succeed you cannot stand still in any part of the business. The company is all about continuous improvement and has put sustainability at the heart of everything it does. In the past year it has introduced a number of healthy eating initiatives as well as a no air freight policy. We take the very greatest pride in our members who strive to implement positive changes in this way.”
The team were commended for their year-on-year improvements across the three SRA pillars of Sourcing, Society and Environment. Julia Edmonds, Managing Director at Lexington says, “We are delighted with the feedback – it is a great tribute to the commitment and hard work of our fabulous team.
“We work very closely with our team, clients, customers and suppliers to ensure sustainability remains at the heart of everything we do. It’s these strong partnerships that have enabled us to make such amazing improvements across the business.”
The SRA’s Rating, known as the Michelin Stars of Sustainability, is a global standard, which lays down benchmarks for any organisation serving food that wants to establish and improve upon its ongoing commitment to sustainability, particularly with regards to its approach to sourcing food and its impact on the environment and society.
Lexington increased the overall score by 10%, since 2014
Lexington achieved 90% score with regards to sourcing local and seasonal produce
Lexington improved the supply chain process by 21%, since 2014