Sustainability, Accreditations and Awards

Soil Association, Food for Life Catering Mark

The Catering Mark is an independent endorsement, backed by annual inspections, for food providers who are taking steps to improve the food they serve. We work with our sites to meet the requirements of the Food For Life accreditation scheme.

The aim of the scheme is to encourage and reward caterers who:

  • Serve fresh food
  • Source environmentally sustainable and ethical food
  • Make healthy eating easy, and champion local food producers

The fixed bronze standards apply to all caterers while silver and gold are assessed using a points based system.

Points are achieved at silver and gold for sourcing environmentally friendly and ethical food, steps taken towards making healthy eating easy and championing local food producers.

Red Tractor

Red Tractor are the largest food standards scheme in the UK for; animal welfare, food safety, traceability and environmental protection. Red Tractor food and drink has been responsibly produced to some of the most comprehensive and respected standards in the world. All stages are regularly checked by independent experts. Elior UK requires that all our suppliers comply with UK and EU animal welfare standards. Furthermore, we take our requirements in animal welfare further by adopting Red Tractor standards for fresh meat from UK suppliers.