At CaterConscious sustainability is not an after-thought; it is in the forefront of who we are and how we operate.

Our Sustainability Strategy

Our sustainability strategy has been set in accordance with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our key sustainability pillars are:

  1. We are carbon-neutral (SDG 13): we work with our chefs to
    • Design delicious plant-based catering packages, which have a significantly lower carbon footprint compared to their animal-based equivalents (see our analysis below).
    • Source ingredients locally where possible to minimise transportation emissions
    • Ensure our kitchens are powered by renewable energy where possible
    • Measure and offset any residual GHG emissions by purchasing carbon offsets
  2. We are transitioning to zero-waste (SDG 12):
    • We use compostable/recyclable packaging and cutlery where possible. We are also exploring using reusable packaging that can be collected after your event, washed and reused at your next event.
    • We are exploring partnerships with local food rescue organisations so that unused food can go to people in need.
  3. We contribute to effective altruism: A portion of proceeds are donated to our Impact Partners, who are making important contributions to intersectional social causes including,
    • Indigenous reconciliation (SDGs 2 and 4): A portion of proceeds will be donated to ANTAR, a national advocacy organisation working for justice, rights and respect for Australia’s First Nations Peoples.
    • Saving children (SDGs 1-6): A portion of proceeds will be donated to UNICEF, who are currently doing important humanitarian work for children globally, ranging from medical assistance in Gaza to food assistance in Haiti and WASH services (Water, Sanitation, Hygiene) in Afghanistan.
    • Mental health support (SDG 3): A portion of our proceeds will be donated to BeyondBlue, a leading Australian mental wellbeing organisation that provides support programs to address issues related to depression, suicide, anxiety disorders and other related mental illnesses.

Our Sustainability Analysis

We have developed a proprietary in-house model to measure and estimate the carbon emissions of our catering services. It follows a general LifeCycle Analysis (LCA) framework, with a defined scope of measuring the Green House Gas (GHG) equivalent emissions from the cradle to grave of our service. This includes the growing of raw ingredients to the production of the food, transportation of food and packaging. Data is sourced from various online databases, assumptions are set per industry standard approaches, and our methodology has been reviewed and validated by an environmental scientist who is currently undertaking post-doctorate research at USYD.

(Life Cycle Assessment of Food Systems, 2019)

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