Buying & marketing group Caterforce is extending its buying policy in 2019 to enable it to continue working towards an environmentally and socially responsible future for its members, suppliers and end customers.
Changes are being made to animal welfare, ingredients, plastic and palm oil.
The group, which has seven wholesalers, has already removed palm oil from a number of own-brand Chefs’ Selections products and is working with suppliers to reduce the volume of plastic packaging it uses.
Caterforce MD Nick Redford said: “We have recently seen a lot of consolidation in the industry. We, however, are dedicated to foodservice wholesalers and continually focus on creating an exceptional solution for members and end users.
“A crucial part of us achieving this, and maintaining values across our network, is to focus on corporate social responsibility.
“We know we can utilise our business model to ensure positive steps are taken throughout the network, resulting in a big impact across the foodservice industry.”
In addition to environmental initiatives, Caterforce is working with suppliers to reduce fats and salt and focus on dietary requirements and allergens.