As a group, we are consistently achieving 92% Diversion from Landfill to date (up from 84% in 2015) - which of course means that even less waste is going to landfil. Many of our sites are achieving 100% Diversion. We are proud to say that Convert2Green have issued us with a certificate confirming that in 2014 we saved the equivalent of 150,000kg of Co2 which is enough fuel to drive a 2L diesel car 1 and a half times around the world!
We won't achieve zero to landfill any time soon, because we don't always have control over how waste is managed, particularly where our branches are in shopping centres, but we're on our way.
We also have an agreement with Convert2Green for all of our waste cooking oil to be converted to bio fuel. We aim to make a carbon saving of 92.7 tonnes in the first year by using this service.
In close consultation with the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) and our fish supplier, we have removed any fish from our menu which the MCS rates as 5. We also have an agreement with our seafood supplier that focuses on fish rated 1-3 for any current and future menu dishes.
For more information on the MCS rating scheme, visit their website at www.fishonline.org.
We are also proud to have signed up to the Sustainable Fish City pledge, which works towards London becoming the first sustainable fish city.
Carluccio's has become the first restaurant group to join a new app that aims to revolutionise the dining experience for the visually impaired.
Using location-tracking technology, the Good Food Talks app works by displaying the users’ nearest dining outlets that have signed up to the scheme. Users can then choose to access the menu in whichever format is most convenient to their needs.
Sustainable policies can be a big challenge for a business like ours. Apart from anything else, we wouldn't be authentically Italian if we didn't source a lot of our products from Italy, but we will look at all the areas where we can improve without compromising who we are.