Embracing our Corporate, Social & Environmental Responsibilities (CSER)
Our CSER Pillars of Products, Planet and People
We work with three CSER pillars of products, planet and people, giving us a clear focus on our responsibilities to our customers and ultimately the consumer, our suppliers, the environment and our colleagues and communities.
We’re making our business as energy efficient and sustainable as possible, engaging with and giving back to our people and communities and, above all, evolving and improving our quality foodservice product range by trading ethically with the right suppliers.
Making a difference with Charity Work
Our charity work is extremely important to us and we are proud to support a number of carefully selected local and national charities. Throughout 2016 we provided continuous support to our chosen charities with food donations, fundraising at our annual Golf Day, charitable campaigns, volunteering and events.
In 2016 Creed donated time (834 hours), cash and food to a number of fundraising events amounting to over £35,000.
Throughout 2016, our charity committee and employees have remained focused on our responsibility and we have continued to maintain strong relationships with our nominated charities: WellChild, Sue Ryder, The Wiggly Worm, Cheltenham Community Projects (CCP), Arena Community and Flamstead Day Services.
Our Sustainability Vision
“To drive down our carbon footprint (CO2 emissions – tonnes) by 7.5% each year for the next 3 years ahead of the UK Government’s 2020 commitment.”
To achieve this and fulfil our environmental responsibilities, our action plan focuses on key areas including:
Our vehicles are washed using recycled water.
Our entire company representatives’ fleet consists of vehicles below 110 CO2/km, which contributes towards our vision to significantly reduce carbon emissions.
Recycling of cardboard & plastic
We are founder signatories to the WRAP ‘HaFS’ initiative which is designed to make considerable improvements in the recycling of material throughout the supply chain.
Responsible Sourcing & Recycling of food
We are committed to supplying high quality products that are sourced and manufactured in an ethical and environmentally responsible way. All of our suppliers must be accredited and meet a strict set of standards which are detailed in our CSER Report.
To reduce our impact on landfill, we donate in date, ‘short life’ food to local charities such as The Wiggly Worm.
WE ACHIEVED ZERO WASTE TO LANDFILL STATUS ACROSS ALL SITES IN SEPTEMBER 2016
Read our ‘Zero to Landfill’ story here
We recognise and understand our responsibilities to ethical working practices. The company is absolutely committed to those ethical practices, preventing slavery and human trafficking in our activities, and ensuring that our supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.
Read our full ‘Modern Slavery Statement’ here
Armed Forces Covenant
We signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant in 2015 to show our support for the UK’s armed forces community. Signing the corporate covenant marked Creed’s recognition of the value that serving regular and reservist personnel, veterans and military families contribute to its business and to the UK. The company aims to offer employment where possible to ex-servicemen and women, and support any reservists.
Read our full ‘Armed Forces Covenant’ here