TUCO appoints SRA to deliver sustainability initiative

THE UNIVERSITY Caterers Organisation (TUCO) has confirmed that it has appointed the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) to launch a branded sustainability programme.

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As part of the agreement TUCO members will receive a discount on joining the SRA, and an ongoing reduction for the lifetime of their membership.

Mike Haslin, Chief Operating Officer of TUCO, announced the initiative at the organisation’s Annual Conference in London.
He said: “Sustainability remains a hugely important issue for our members, and indeed the wider catering community. As an organisation we strive to lead the way on finding innovative solutions to the wider challenges – our partnership with the SRA is a key part of this programme.

“It is important to recognise that the challenges faced by the higher education sector in meeting sustainability targets are entirely unique. In developing this unique accreditation model with the SRA we are helping to ensure there is a level playing field for higher education caterers which will not only support those looking to grow their CSR policies but highlight those already doing great work.”

Chair of TUCO, Julie Barker added: “Following the successful pilot of the scheme, during which we tested the relevancy of the criteria to university catering departments and the genuine impact the programme could have on meeting individual institutions sustainability targets, we are delighted to be announcing close links to the SRA on behalf of members.”