At Ronaldo’s Spago, we recognise and embrace our corporate and social responsibility to the community. We continually strive to minimise the impact of all operations on the environment and promote sustainability as a core legacy.
Our environmental commitment includes reducing energy and water consumption at our facilities and expanding “reduce, reuse and recycle” programmes at all sites. In all planning and operational processes, we source and use sustainable products whenever possible in culinary procurement and delivery.
This includes the sourcing of:
- Local and seasonal products
- Sustainable fish and seafood
- RSPCA-free food
- Red Tractor
All team members are encouraged to think innovatively and creatively when it comes to sustainable options. Just as important as health and safety, our teams are instructed and trained not to ignore hazards and responsibilities, and our environmental responsibility is supported by our ISO accreditations.
Examples of our green approach:
– When using disposable tableware and equipment, we recommend the use of Vegware™ products, which offer eco-friendly packaging and disposable foodservice products that are environmentally sustainable and fully compostable with food waste. The products are low carbon and made from renewable or recycled materials.
– The use of biodegradable tableware helps reduce water consumption and enrich soil. There is also a 50% reduction in the use of faucets, the use of waste-free grinders, and refilling stations for water bottles.
– Creating micro-herb gardens for specific events to reduce food transportation and overall carbon footprint.
– Using waste management practises such as designated recycling bins for waste that cannot be composted.
– Procurement of environmentally friendly products, such as from One Water.
– Using energy-efficient cooking methods, such as induction stoves. These give off 90% of the heat to the pot, while gas only gives off 35-40% and electricity up to 70%.
– For events that take place over a long period of time, we recommend using solar technology, which can provide both single-phase and three-phase power, eliminating the need to run two diesel generators.
If you would like more information about our environmental credentials or to view a copy of our sustainability policy, please contact a member of our team.
THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS - SDG
In September 2015, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted at UN, calling on governments, businesses and civil society to eradicate poverty and promote sustainable development. The agenda includes 17 goals, all interconnected and focused on economic, social and environmental development. The 2030 Agenda represents an ambitious and important vision for the future that all industries must contribute to achieving.In September 2015, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted at UN, calling on governments, businesses and civil society to eradicate poverty and promote sustainable development. The agenda includes 17 goals, all interconnected and focused on economic, social and environmental development. The 2030 Agenda represents an ambitious and important vision for the future that all industries must contribute to achieving.
The impact of Large scale catering has identified how the industry impacts the 17 goals, based on previous work by large associations. Because the impacts vary, the targets were divided into three categories accordingly – “lowest,” “moderate,” and “highest” impacts of shipping. This simple analysis provides a basis for dialogue with relevant stakeholders and for specific initiatives and actions to help achieve the goals. If the Sustainable Development Goals are to be achieved, each industry must prioritise its activities and focus on the goals on which it has the greatest impact. If all sectors of the economy contribute in their area of expertise, this division of labour will help advance the global goals agenda.