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Good food in the workplace

The soul of CSR strategy?

Tuesday 29th November 2016, 15.00-18.00
Pearson HQ - 80 Strand, London, WC2R 0RL


A round table discussion with Heads of CSR in UKplc: to champion the importance of ethical and healthy food at the core of CSR strategy.

Over the last two years businesses have been increasingly pressured to expand their vision around sustainability and staff wellbeing. Workplace health promotion could see a return on investment of up to £3.8 p/a, by reducing staff sickness [1].

Considering a third of our daily calories are consumed at work, it’s surprising that food provision rarely features in CSR strategies [2].

For the last decade the Soil Association has been campaigning for improving the quality of catering provision in public and commercial sectors.

Our Food for Life model has been widely endorsed by Government (as cited in Defra’s Balanced Scorecard) and implemented by the likes of as the House of Commons, the National Trust, Jaguar Landrover, Pepsi and more.

We are inviting you to spearhead the campaign with us by joining the round table discussion at Pearson (FTSE 100), the first company to achieve the Soil Association’s Food for Life Catering Mark.

The round-table event will cover:

15.00-16.30: open and facilitated discussion about the opportunities and challenges of making the food provision the glue that  connects other CSR strands within your organisation. Statistical evidence and research will be part of the agenda.

16.30-18.00: Networking  with wine and canapes.

Strictly by invitation only

You’ll be part of an audience of only 15-20 people, made up of CSR professionals from UK and global businesses.

Please invite your catering partner, though their admission will be based on a first come first serve basis as space is limited. Please let me  know as soon as possible if you’d like to bring someone along.

Contact the event organiser, Catering Mark Development Manager, Katrina Kollegaeva:

Please email her at KKollegaeva@soilassociation.org if you have anything in particular you would like to discuss, or if you have any comments or queries.

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