A foodservice company which puts sustainability at the heart of its business is taking steps to tackle using plastic.
Bidfood is taking a two-pronged approach to tackling its own plastic use.
Increasing global demand for food, water and energy, greater land use, and food poverty, are just some of the challenges the food industry is facing.
Bidfood has spent the past decade trying to drive change by putting the environment first.
Issues it is raising awareness of include the global water crisis, the decline of bees, food waste and the reduction of carbon emissions.
A Bidfood spokeswoman said: “For us, sustainability is so much more than a simple word or an empty promise.
“It informs who we are as a business, it inspires those we work with, and it’s rooted in everything we do.”
Bidfood’s plastic-free range is made up of 150 products, which use paper, wood, and compostable materials bags and PLA.
The company set up a Healthy Living Working Group which supports policies around veganism, animal welfare, free from food, food additives, palm oil, egg sourcing and salt reduction.
It has signed the Food Foundation’s Peas Please pledge, supporting the industry-wide campaign to make it easier for people to eat more vegetables.
The business also works with the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) to improve its approach to responsible fish sourcing and levels of sustainability.
Paul Knight, managing director of catering supplies, said: “As part of our ongoing commitment to encourage our customers and suppliers to rethink their usage of single-use products, we have launched a food 2 go packaging guide along with a plastic-free range spanning over 150 products, which incorporates the best of both current and new products.
“By looking at how materials are used and seeking alternatives, our customers could reduce their environmental impact, save money and support the industry focus on plastics and other packaging materials.”
Bidfood has more than 13,000 products in its range from frozen and chilled food, to cleaning products and catering equipment.
It is invested in the success of its customers and believes great service is about more than delivering boxes.
Bidfood’s expertise, industry knowledge, the data it buys and its insights help its customers stay ahead of the curve on key food trends, creative recipes and menu ideas.
The company also provides nutritional information, product advice and guidance on food standards and legislation, as well as inspiring marketing materials.
For more information visit www.bidfood.co.uk