We know many people are looking to make more sustainable choices when eating out. At Peach we’re taking positive steps to reduce our impact on climate change.
We’re proud to have recently been awarded a Three Star Food Made Good rating by the Sustainable Restaurant Association for the action we’ve taken to be a better business and make a difference to people and the planet. We’re also the first pub business to complete the Food Made Good sustainability rating after the pandemic.
To achieve the rating, we’ve worked with the Sustainable Restaurant Association to complete a detailed assessment of the sustainability of the business looking at 10 key areas. These ranged from celebrating local and seasonal and sourcing fish responsibly to treating its people fairly and eliminating food waste.
When combined to provide an overall performance across three key pillars – Sourcing, Society and Environment – we were given a total Food Made Good Rating of 73%, earning it a Three Star status.
This means that we’ve been able to show our pubs are good restaurants with a score of 72% on Sourcing, 74% on Society and 72% on Environment, adding up to a consistently good performance on all three key pillars.
Our focus on putting local and seasonal produce on our menu was highlighted by a score of 80%, while the way it looks after the people who cook in our kitchens and run our bars and eateries achieved 76%. Our efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle were recognised with a 76% score and the chefs’ hard work on eliminating food waste was rewarded with 72%.
Finally, everything our pubs do to support the community, especially during lockdown when the teams kept busy doing voluntary work, cooking takeaways for local residents as well as preparing and delivering free meals to frontline NHS workers, was singled out with an impressive 84%.
This is a reflection of the steps we’ve taken to improve and our commitment to becoming the Best Gastropub business on the planet.
Loving our planet, Making Life Peachy for our teams’ and communities and of course, always serving the good stuff, are the core principles that got us here and we will continue to set goals for the future to move our sustainability story forward.
Find out more about our Bigger Peach social and environmental plan.