Planet Mark Business Certification
Foodspeed has achieved Planet Mark Year 2021 Business Certification, an internationally recognised sustainability standard for business. Certification recognises continuous progress, encourages further action and helps build an empowered community of like-minded individuals. Measuring our own carbon footprint is a critical step in reducing our impact on the planet and society. Through Planet Mark we have protected an area of endangered rainforest via Cool Earth; a charity working alongside rainforest communities to halt deforestation. Our pledge to Cool Earth goes directly towards supporting the Asháninka community in Central Peru and to support the Eden Project over here.
We ensure that the dairy products and eggs we sell are produced to high environmental and animal welfare standards, offering an extensive organic dairy and egg product range. Foodspeed is accredited by the Organic Food Federation ensuring that those products we stock comply with organic standards and are fully traceable from farm to kitchen with every process en route having a certificate of conformity. Foodspeed is also a member of the Organic Trade Board which promotes the benefits of organic to consumers.
We are committed to reducing packaging in the business, especially plastic, and continue to work with our suppliers to curb or eliminate plastic wherever possible without compromising product safety. Under the producer packaging regulations, we pay a levy for all packaging we handle to end users while we constantly look for new ways to reduce waste, energy and water across the business. We can offer space-efficient milk pouches as an alternative to plastic polybottles, using 70% less plastic.
We continue to make advances through more recycling and reuse, saving energy and limiting waste while our fleet of refrigerated vehicles meets the lower emission targets of the Euro 6 standard. We pledge to make the switch to electric vehicles as soon as technology allows. The complexity of refrigeration poses many challenges at present but there are emerging solutions on the horizon.
Free Range Dairy
In 2016 Foodspeed exclusively launched Free Range Dairy Milk and Double Cream in London under the Pasture Promise label - the only brand to give a clear assurance that milk comes from cows that enjoy the freedom to graze for at least six months of the year. Offering an alternative to the mass production of commodity milk from intensive farming, this initiative supports traditional British dairy farms via a premium that helps secure a sustainable future for milk supplies. Our Free Range Whole Milk is not homogenised so not only does it have a great creamy and natural taste, it is also better for texturing, giving excellent foam stability.
SRA - Food Made Good
Our consistent drive to reduce the environmental impact of our business has been recognised by the Sustainable Restaurant Association. Foodspeed is an SRA listed supplier and indeed we were one of the first dairy suppliers to be approved by the association. The SRA uses the brand Food Made Good for promoting sustainability to the end consumer and champions change towards a more sustainable future for the foodservice industry. Foodspeed was a finalist for the Food Made Good Sustainable Innovation Award in 2016.
Thank You Foodspeed
Protecting rainforest is the most important action we can take to support communities, prevent carbon emissions, preserve wildlife and keep Earth’s climate in balance. Through the partnership, Planet Mark members are supporting local people who:
• Protect 151,149 acres of rainforest
• Keep 22,337,002 trees standing
• Store 9,192,043 tonnes of carbon