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Elior reduces carbon footprint by 59%

01 June 2016 by

Elior UK has reduced its carbon footprint by 59% in the last seven years, according to the contract caterer's latest corporate social responsibility report.

The report shows a number of initiatives which the company has adopted including recycling its waste cooking oil.

The scheme, in conjunction with Bidvest Foodservice, has diverted more than 588,000 litres of cooking oil from landfill, saving 343.14 tonnes of CO2.

Carl Morris, director of marketing and corporate communications, said: "Our CSR strategy is based on three key commitments: being a responsible company, a committed employer and an active partner. Our people understand that these are not abstract concepts, but real commitments that underpin everything we do.

"Even against the high standards Elior sets itself, the past year has seen some wonderful achievements and it is great to see those honoured in this report. But we know that there is a lot more to be done, and we are determined to make Elior UK an even more responsible and sustainable business in the future."

The report also lists a number of wider social achievements including Elior's partnership with RSA Academy Arrow Vale as part of the Business in the Community programme. The programme saw Elior improve the skills and outlook of the academy's food technology students.

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