CH&CO has appointed a Sustainability Business Partner to deliver its bold CSR strategy across the whole group and support the sustainability aspirations of its clients.
Clare Clark is responsible for upholding and driving forward CH&CO’s sustainability commitments, which have already earned it the top-level three-star rating from the Sustainable Restaurant Association.
The core CSR strategy centres around the four key pillars of Net Zero by 2030, Reduce Waste, Greenest Supply Chain Solution and Creating A CSR Culture.
Clare said: “I’m joining CH&CO at an incredibly exciting time. Sustainability is already a strong part of the business’s culture and it’s fantastic to see that despite the many challenges the industry faces, there’s a real desire from the teams to push boundaries to make a tangible sustainability contribution and difference.
“Our industry has a huge environmental impact, representing over a quarter of the world’s GHG emissions. We all have a responsibility to find ways to reduce this. We therefore have some very ambitious CSR targets in place that look at our social value as well as environmental impact and our people, whilst also supporting the wants and needs of our clients. Our bold strategy is laying the groundwork for a long and sustainable future for the company and our teams and clients can be confident that we’re operating in a way that’s best for people and the planet.”
Clare studied Environment & Sustainability at University College Dublin and gained PIEMA Practitioner level with the Institute for Environmental Management and Assessment. As well as being an expert in her field, she also brings valuable experience having previously worked for the Soil Association supporting businesses, local authorities and caterers to serve more healthy, sustainable and ethical food and to green their kitchen operations.