As the market leader in contract food services and support services in New Zealand, we are committed to setting the highest standards for responsible business practices, including responsible sourcing. Compass Group (New Zealand) prescribes to the Purchasing and Supply Chain policy of our parent company Compass Group PLC.
Compass Group has a commitment to sustainability and as a company that feeds thousands of people every day at more than 650 sites around New Zealand and Australia, implementing sustainable practices in our supply chain is one major way we can deliver on this commitment.
Suppliers engaged by Compass Group must meet stringent sustainability guidelines and the Supply Chain team is diligent in ensuring the products used by our business every day are produced, manufactured and transported in the most sustainable way practical.
Compass Group continually works to improve its sustainability actions through a number of activities and initiatives:
We introduced the sustainable and ethically sourced coffee blend of our coffee partner – Lavazza – as a commitment to our clients and customers that they can be assured the coffee they are consuming has been sourced ethically. Lavazza blend, Super Gusto, uses beans certified by UTZ. UTZ Certified is one the largest sustainability programs for coffee, cocoa and tea in the world. One third of all coffee that is traded sustainably worldwide is certified by UTZ.
Of the 100 tonnes of fresh roasted coffee beans are consumed within our business every year, 92 per cent of it is UTZ certified – combining sustainability and ethical sourcing with great tasting coffee has proved a perfect partnership.