Responsible and healthy choices will be at the heart of the SEC‘s events, further underlining its reputation as a sustainable venue hosting COP26 in November.
As part of the strategy, SEC will champion high quality, environmentally friendly local suppliers in areas such as fruit and vegetables, meat and bread. The food and drink offering will also include a broader range of plant-based options alongside premium and low-impact, local animal protein sources.
SEC’s food strategy – which is clearly in line with its accreditation as a ‘Healthy Venue’ by the World Obesity Federation – includes a plan for packaging, with a commitment that all packaging used will be reusable or recyclable by 2023. The venue is also making strides in the fight against food waste and aims to have reduced kitchen wastage to under 1% of food purchases by 2025 or sooner.
This new food strategy has been developed in the course of the last two years with the SEC’s official catering and hospitality partner Levy UK + I – together, they have pledged to source at least 80% of its food from Scotland, with all produce sourced from high-welfare producers with sustainable agriculture processes.