As a caterer, we not only believe in providing great food, but hold the belief that we are accountable in providing sustainable solutions for the venues and clients we work with.
At the end of every fork customers can find quality, seasonal produce handpicked by Amadeus’ dedicated chefs. We aim to source produce as locally as possible – 80% of our food and beverage suppliers to venues within our portfolio can be found within a 30-mile radius – meaning our food is not only fresh, but environmentally friendly.
We’re committed to supporting local communities too – 60% of our food and beverage suppliers are small and medium sized enterprises.
We’re proud to say 98% of our disposable packaging spend is on sustainable products – be that recyclable, biodegradable or compostable.
OUR PLASTIC PROMISE
As a business, we look to source the products which represent the best fit for the venues and clients in our portfolio. Where we do use plastic, we will source responsible plastic products. For example, our bottled water is supplied by Princes Gate – their water bottles are made from 55% rPET (guaranteed to be from UK, post-consumer recycled bottles) and 45% PET. It is widely recognised that PET plastic uses less energy and produces fewer greenhouse gas emissions during manufacture than any other alternative packaging solution e.g. glass, cans, tetra pak. In this way, PET plastic represents the best packaging solution for the environment when recycled correctly.
We are passionate about waste management and we make sure any plastic that is used in our business is disposed of in the right way. The NEC Group operates a zero to landfill model with any residual waste that cannot be recycled converted into energy for local homes and businesses.
We also provide client consultancy to the venues we cater for outside of the NEC Group, helping them to achieve longer-term sustainable solutions, in particular in relation to their waste management streams. We also work with a number of service partners across our portfolio and are actively committed to helping our food and beverage service partners to achieve their own sustainability targets.