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19 May 2014  

Imperial College London sets good example in sustainable catering services

Imperial College London (UK) has implemented a sustainable food policy as part of its ongoing commitment to sustainable catering. The policy supports a variety of sustainability initiatives related to catering, such as One Water', Sustainable Fish City and London on Tap, thus setting a good example for other institutions in London and the surrounding regions.

Because of its active involvement in sustainability initiatives, Imperial College won both the Good Food on a Public Plate and Good Egg Awards in 2010. The awards recognised the university’s collaboration with the Royal Brompton Hospital and Thamesbrook Care Home in purchasing much of their seasonal fresh produce from a farm in Kent; as well as composting 80 per cent of their food waste on site and introducing filtered water machines to the college’s main restaurants.

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