Caterers Choice is committed to reducing the impact the business has on the environment. We take into consideration when sourcing our products to work only with manufacturers who are aware of Environmental Issues and are pro-active in reducing their impact on the world.
Caterers Choice recognises that we can have an input into reducing packaging waste by monitoring the packaging that is used on the own label product range. Caterers Choice strive to achieve the minimum amount of packaging required in order to ensure product safety and durability, and maintain product traceability.
Where product is used for further processing such as sandwich manufacturers we have worked with our customers to minimise the packaging used. For example canned product has all the relevant information ink-jetted on the can, eliminating the need for product labels. Caterers Choice pack as many of our products as possible in cardboard cases rather than using trays shrink-wrapped with polythene and promote and encourage our suppliers to use re-cycled cardboard.
The biggest environmental impact for Caterers Choice is through the distribution of products, we work closely with the distribution partner to limit the effect that the vehicles have on the environment.
All the vehicles that are used by the company are Euro class 4 to ensure minimum fuel emissions. The routing of vehicle is always carefully considered to ensure optimum capacity of the vehicle and minimum mileage.
The re-cycling of waste materials has been extensively studied and as a result all cardboard and paper is re-cycled as well as engine oil and vehicle tyres. All waste is disposed of responsibly using registered Waste Management companies.
Caterers Choice is aware of the responsibility as an importer/supplier to minimise the impact of its operation on the environment and will endeavour to continually review the business and implement any future initiatives that we feel will be beneficial to the cause.
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