Heathrow has released Ingredients for Success, the UK’s first airport sustainable restaurant guide. Drafted in partnership with the Sustainable Restaurant Association, and with the collaboration of food and beverage retailers at the airport, Ingredients for Success is designed to build on the common ground between retailers’ own sustainability goals and that of the airport’s environmental project, Responsible Heathrow 2020. The guide sets out sustainability targets for all food and beverage retailers on the airport. It describes the six key core areas as:
reducing energy use by 10% for every person served,
implementing a systematic approach to saving water,
contributing to the airport’s efforts to recycle 70% of all food waste,
encouraging sustainable behaviour by employees, “giving back” to the local communities around the airport and ensuring sustainability is at the heart of the passenger experience.
Simon Heppner, Founding Director of the Sustainable Restaurant Association said:
“The public’s appetite for a sustainable dining experience is increasing significantly – wherever they are eating out. So for Heathrow to put sustainability at the heart of the passenger experience is a very welcome and positive move. We look forward to seeing the airport’s food retailers embrace these targets and use them as a base from which to aim even higher.”