The growing importance of sustainable care

With sustainability now on every provider’s radar, food waste is an important issue that cannot be ignored. Fortunately, a number of solutions are on hand, as Richard Woodward, general manager of care homes at apetito, explains

In recent years, the human impact on the environment has been spoken about more than ever before, and our responsibilities as both individuals and businesses towards limiting these impacts have become more important.

While everybody understands that doing business in a more sustainable way and addressing carbon emissions is clearly 'the right thing to do', it is also becoming increasingly recognised and measured via regulatory bodies — encouraging businesses to step up and implement change.

This emerging shift in reporting and regulation demonstrates the growing importance for transparency in this space, and for businesses to demonstrate their approach in reducing environmental impacts. Care homes, with their potential for high energy consumption, water usage, and waste generation, can have a significant environmental footprint. Therefore, making even small changes could have a large impact.

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