How can we support our portfolio of businesses in serving dishes that are good for both people and planet?

The SRA and Grosvenor joined forces in 2018 to help restaurants within their estate develop and build upon existing sustainability practices. 

This commenced with the SRA conducting sustainability assessments of a select number of their food and beverage operators, with a focus on Sourcing, Plastics and Food Waste. Following this, the SRA provided event sustainability support at Grosvenor’s annual Summer in the Square festival, which saw SRA provide sustainability guidelines to participating street food traders, including criteria for menu items to align with their One Planet Plate. Work in 2019 has developed further to place a strong emphasis on food waste and plastics, supporting Grosvenor’s own 2030 sustainability goals.

The project commenced in 2018 with 20 restaurant audits carried out by the SRA through a series of site visits assessing restaurant practices’ in the key sustainability areas of food sourcing, food waste, and plastics and packaging.

With the objective of providing businesses with the tools and guidance to make the right change specific for their operation, restaurants were subsequently furnished with individual reports outlining bespoke action plans for each to implement, to allow them to build on and improve their sustainability practices. 

To align with Grosvenor’s since published Sustainability 2030 strategy, SRA is providing consultancy, training and audits for Grosvenor F&B tenants to guide them towards the goal of eradicating waste by 2030. This consultancy piece is focusing on food waste and single-use plastics reduction, with the learnings and outcomes of a forthcoming plastics pilot set to be adopted to scale best practice across the wider estate. From 2020 the project will also focus on wider tenant and consumer engagement with the One Planet Plate Campaign.

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