London caterer Vacherin has appointed Zoe Stennett-Cox as sustainability & CSR lead to replace Anthony Kingsley, who will be returning to the US.
Stennett-Cox previously worked in sustainability roles with Anglian Water Services and the Environment Agency and also holds an MSc in environmental social science from the University of Kent.
In her new role she will be tasked with building on Vacherin's existing sustainability initiatives with a focus on food, environment and community. She will report to Simon Macfarlane, director and head of operations at Vacherin.
The Foodservice Cateys 2015 CSR Award winner highlighted it had coupled record sales levels with sustainability in its second sustainability and CSR report - Vacherin Cares.
It noted sustainability landmarks such as the removal of 4,700g of salt, 15,000g of saturated fat and 21,000g of sugar from its meals, when compared with high-street brands.
The company has introduced initiatives such as the healthy eating range 'Nutritious and Delicious', 'Red Meat Free Mondays' and the 'I'mPerfect' fruit and vegetable scheme, which champions imperfect looking produce to reduce waste.
In 2015 the business was awarded a three-star rating from the Sustainable Restaurant Association and was named one of the top 20 fastest growing foodservice companies in a report compiled by AlixPartners.
Macfarlane said: "We are delighted to welcome Zoe onto our team and look forward to seeing her build on the excellent work that Anthony has pioneered. While we continue to trade successfully our commitments also make a lasting contribution to society, to our communities and to the planet.
"We always stay one step ahead of our competitors - particularly in the CSR field - and Zoe is the perfect person to take our initiatives onto the next level."
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