Protecting the natural environment affects every food business, including its employees and customers. All organisations have moral, legal and financial repsonsibilites to manage the impact they have upon the environment. Failure to act responsibly will accelerate pollution, climate change and the loss of biodiversity. A breach in environmental law could also result in a large fine and even a custodial sentence.
The food and hospitality sectors have a significant impact upon the environment. Farming consumes 70% of the water extracted from groundwater and reservoirs. Food processing accounts for 30% of all the water used in the entire manufacturing sector. Most food is wasted before it is consumed, and food packaging is major factor in the pollutant found is seas and oceans.
We currently offer a environmental awareness course aimed at those working in food production or hospitality sectors.