Gather & Gather awarded top SRA sustainability rating

Mite's Gather & Gather has secured the maximum possible Three Star Sustainability Champion rating from the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA)

Gather & Gather particularly did well in the critical measurement of healthy eating and treating people fairly, (employee welfare) scoring 100%. But the business also scored highly in community engagement (99%), waste management (87%), water efficiency (100%) and use of workplace resources (81%).

Specifically the company has implemented projects to reduce waste, maximising recycling and increasing its commitment to charitable programmes such as Life Water’s Drop 4 Drop campaign.

Allister Richards, managing director of Gather & Gather, said, “We have pursued this target relentlessly since creating the Gather & Gather brand and this totally backs up our arguments and proves that our vision for the foodservice sector and our own food values are on the right track.

“The SWG team has done a brilliant job since our first SRA rating and I think we’ve proved that sustainability has to be a core value for everyone in the foodservice sector.”

Managing director of the SRA, Mark Linehan said, “We take the very greatest pride in our members who are committed to continuous improvement and then implement positive changes to achieve it.

'Gather & Gather is an outstanding example of this – introducing a number of initiatives across all areas of the business, most notably in the company’s efforts to reduce waste, support the community and treat staff fairly.”