Foodservice provider Bidvest 3663 has extended its commitment to helping Plymouth University achieve its sustainability targets by teaming up with environmentally-friendly chemical manufacturer, Delphis Eco, to supply cleaning products with low impact to the university’s catering facilities.
Bidvest 3663 is supplying cleaning products to 12 outlets on the Plymouth campus. These products are all plant based to make them sustainable, which makes them suitable for the catering industry.
The distributor has been supplying Plymouth University with foodservice items since August 2013. Shirley Duncalf, head of sustainability at Bidvest 3663 said: “We know that sustainability is a priority for foodservice operators and it is especially important for the higher education sector as 80% of students believe that sustainable development should be incorporated and promoted by universities.”
Plymouth University was awarded a three star University Catering Rating by the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) in July 2014 and aims to build on this. Developed by the SRA and The University Caterers Organisation (TUCO), the accolade recognises the achievements of university caterers and has been developed to drive best practice in the sector.
Darren Proctor, executive chef at Plymouth University said: “We achieved an exceptional University Catering Rating score from the SRA and the award evidences our pledge to develop a sustainable food culture here at Plymouth.
“Bidvest 3663’s commitment to providing sustainable food solutions has been an important part of our relationship to date and Plymouth is focused on becoming a sustainable university. Delphis Eco’s dedication to minimising waste, pollution and natural resource depletion made it a natural fit for us and we look forward to working together to achieve our sustainability goals.”