Sustainable Food Action Plan

Read our Sustainable Food Action Plan to learn about the positive changes we're making.

We incorporate sustainability into all aspects of our food systems. Our priority is to provide a service which is environmentally, economically and socially sustainable. The promotion of healthy eating is also important to us. This is reflected in our food and drink procurement and all service delivery.

Healthier, more sustainable food can have a positive impact on health and wellbeing, as well as the environment.

Sustainable Food Action Plan

Our 2021 Sustainable Food Action Plan details the steps we are taking to ensure that our services and food and drink offerings enhance positive social, ethical and environmental benefits.

Here are some of our key objectives:

  1. We will deliver 'eat-in' retail units with zero single-use packaging for fresh food offerings from 2022.
  2. All ruminant meat offerings will be reduced from 2021.
  3. Vegan and vegetarian food will be increased by 10% by 2022.
  4. We will map carbon related to all food and drink offerings and reduce it by 20% by 2023.
  5. We will work to reduce the sugar in our foods by 10% by 2022.

To learn more, read the full Sustainable Food Action Plan 2021 (PDF, 243kB)

Sustainable food at the University

Check out some of the great things we’ve achieved from our food sustainability in recent years.

Single-use Plastic Action Plan

Download our Action Plan Against Plastic (PDF, 2,586kB)

Fair trade at the University

Learn more about our fair trade initiatives and the products we stock.

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