Sunrise Senior Living has won the National Association for Care Catering (NACC) Sustainability Award for 2014. The award recognises Sunrise’s consideration of the social, environmental and commercial impact of their approach to catering for residents.
Sunrise was commended by judges for its ‘model approach’ to sustainability. Over the last year, the care provider has made great strides in becoming even more environmentally friendly.
Menus are closely aligned to the season, meaning more local and fresh produce is available to residents. It has also reduced Sunrise’s carbon footprint as the food now travels a shorter distance.
It is not only what is on the menu that has changed. Reducing the number of different food suppliers has drastically cut down on the amount of traffic going in and out of Sunrise’s 27 communities in England and Wales.
Award judges were impressed by how seriously Sunrise takes sustainability. From using energy efficient light bulbs to developing its own dementia friendly china, Sunrise’s all-encompassing approach has benefited residents, helped the environment and saved the provider money.
The NACC Awards recognise the work of providers and caterers in ensuring the people they care for receive the very highest standards of catering, appropriate to their individual needs.
Christopher Dean, Regional Director of Dining and Procurement said:
“We are absolutely delighted to have won the award. Our commitment to sustainability goes hand in hand with delivering the very best care and support to residents.
“For Sunrise, being more sustainable has been about streamlining our supply chain and becoming as efficient as possible. This approach has allowed us to invest in fresh, high quality ingredients which residents enjoy every day.”