As a business, we believe that good environmental practice is also good economic practice. We are committed to achieving both at a local level and within communities where we can make a positive impact, including the responsible use of local resources, the integrity of our supply chain, developing our people, the health and wellbeing of our colleagues and clients and minimising any affect that we can have on the environment.
On a day to day basis, we focus our efforts on those areas which have the most impact on our long-term ability to fulfil our sustainability goals and to generate exceptional experiences for our clients; this principle is applied to everything we do. By welcoming change and accepting environmental responsibility, we respond to customer needs and, in so doing, create value for our business and our clients.
As with any business, we meet the occasional challenge from our clients regarding cost versus certified products, however, wherever possible, we advocate and strongly encourage that all our products are sourced from sustainable, certified, ethical trade or fair-trade sources in line with the BRC Global standard. Suppliers are vetted prior to any formal engagement and further audited on an annual basis to ensure their own supply chain is trading ethically. The City of London markets boast some of the finest quality products available and we actively source as many quality ingredients from these markets as possible. We only use fish from sustainable stocks, promoting fish recommended by the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) and are signatories to support Sustainable Fish City (SFC).
This is a London 2012 Legacy campaign working to transform the way our oceans are fished by buying sustainable fish. For example, our fruit and veg are Leaf Marque, our meat is Red Tractor assured produce, our chicken is 100% free-range and Freedom Food certified and our eggs are free-range and Lion Mark. We actively promote ethical trading through our supply chain and Fairtrade products and ingredients; part of our ongoing commitment is to increase our range of Fairtrade offer products year on year.
We pride ourselves on having being selected to cater for a range of highly sustainable events including the National Geographic Gala Dinner and the ZSL London Zoo Fundraising Gala, please click to view these in further detail.
At event level we also take into account the following points:
- Taking stock of the environmental impacts such as carbon footprint, waste management and effects on biodiversity; social impacts such as community involvement and fair employment; plus economic impacts such as local investment and long-term viability.
- Removed single-use plastics front of house on all events, as well as within our offices
- Reducing carbon emissions and waste and improving the resource efficiency for our entire event supply chain.
- Incorporating the concepts of healthy eating into our menu planning to provide choice and to suit customers of all ages, as well as those with dietary requirements or lifestyle choices.
Moving Venue have previously partnered with Plan Zheroes, FareShare and the Felix Project to successfully donate surplus food from events to charitable organisations. Wecommit to continue to support this as much as possible.
During the lockdown period of coronavirus, Moving Venue were delighted to support the NHS feeding initiative COOK-19. Here we supported an incredible programme to provide over 50,000 meals to the NHS frontline.