We use our purchasing power as a force for good by championing local suppliers and choosing to buy fairly traded products. We are also active supporters of numerous charities, giving time and money to causes that are important to us and our clients.
- Buying Local and Seasonal
Subject to availability we source from Irish suppliers and promote seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables wherever possible. We are working with our chefs to understand how adapting menus in line with seasonal availability can further reduce our dependency on air and sea freight.
Project Homegrown has sustainability at its core, working with the best that nature has to offer. We believe that it’s important for Irish companies to support farmers and the Irish countryside. Our mission is to work hand in hand with farmers to source sustainable local produce and reduce our carbon footprint.
- Fairly Traded Ingredients
Buying fairly traded goods is about paying a fair price to enable farmers and their workers in developing countries to combat poverty and enjoy secure and sustainable livelihoods. We continue to engage with our core suppliers of tea, coffee, sugar, cocoa and bananas to buy from fairly traded sources.
- Supporting Charities, Schools and Community Groups
Our work with charities, schools and community groups goes above and beyond financial donations. We aim to give back by getting involved in projects that benefit communities within the local area and further afield. Perhaps more important than just raising funds for a broad variety of partner charities, we’ve empowered our people to lend their expertise and time to making a difference in our local communities.
In 2015, Compass Group Ireland partnered with the Temple Street Foundation to introduce practical cookery lessons into the W82GO programme, promoting the numerous health, wellbeing and economic benefits of cooking at home and as a family. The programme has gone from strength to strength, and five years on, we are still bringing the joy of cooking to families of the programme. It has seen 493 children and parents engage in cooking lessons to date, with over 100 more fresh faces expected to take part in 2020. This success comes as a result of over 396 hours of dedicated volunteering work from 6 of our talented Chefs, who tailor each and every engaging session to fit the needs of the families and participants involved.