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Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council recognizes decades of leadership in the sustainable purchasing movement
Palo Alto, CA (May 18, 2018) — Bon Appétit Management Company is proud to announce that we have been recognized by the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC) for our decades of leadership in the sustainable purchasing movement, in which organizations are using their purchasing power to advance the long term health and vitality of society, economies, and the planet. Long recognized as a food service pioneer in socially and environmentally responsible sourcing policies, Bon Appétit received the SPLC’s Leadership Award for Overall Sustainable Purchasing Program, the council’s highest honor.
The leadership award winners were selected by a prestigious panel of judges based on a case study that outlined their program’s resulting environmental, social, and/or economic benefits. Bon Appétit’s case study documents the history, breadth, and depth of our commitments and quantifies their impact in five areas: local purchasing, appropriate use of antibiotics in agriculture, sustainable seafood, the food–climate change connection (including to fighting food waste), and humanely raised meat and eggs.
For example, the case study details how Bon Appétit defined and launched the groundbreaking Farm to Fork program in 1999, surpassed 1,000 registered Farm to Fork vendors and added a midsize Farm to Fork category in 2011, launched the related Fish to Fork program in 2011, and the Locally Crafted program in 2014. As of March 2018, Bon Appétit had 1,394 registered Farm to Fork vendors and 159 Locally Crafted vendors, and during fiscal 2017 spent $45.2 million on Farm to Fork purchases companywide.
SPLC’s Leadership Awards recognize organizations that have demonstrated or actively supported the kind of leadership envisioned in the SPLC’s Principles for Leadership in Sustainable Purchasing. The Principles state that an organization demonstrates leadership in sustainable purchasing through:
- Understanding the environmental, social, and economic impacts of its purchasing.
- Taking responsibility for the environmental, social, and economic impacts of its purchasing by committing to an action plan.
- Delivering on its commitment to improve the environmental, social, and economic impacts of its purchasing.
- Actively promoting internal and external innovation that advances a positive future.
- Soliciting and disclosing information that supports a marketplace of innovation.