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Lime Venue Portfolio to contribute to Net Zero Target

Lime Venue Portfolio has joined the global effort to reach Net Zero; joining its parent company, Compass Group UK&I in its commitment to the UN’s Race to Zero campaign.

The Group's Net Zero plan, which aims to deliver a sustainable food system, will be supported by Lime Venue Portfolio, amongst its meetings and events brands.

The Compass Group UK&I aims to reach Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. The company is also launching a £1m investment fund to support the development of carbon reduction and sustainable food production initiatives. 

By 2030 there will be a 40% switch towards plant-based proteins, with an interim target of at least 25% by 2025. Additionally, 70% of the top five food categories (dairy and cheese, fruit and vegetables, pork, beef and chicken) will be sourced from regenerative agriculture by 2030.

Recognising the impact of its supply chain, Lime Venue Portfolio plans to make interventions to increase the adoption of regenerative agricultural principles and practices across all key product categories and increase the share of locally sourced foods.

Lime Venue Portfolio will also rework its supplier auditing process to include environmental performance criteria, including energy and resources efficiency, renewable energy, waste management and green logistics. 

Jo Austin, sales director, Lime Venue Portfolio, commented: “It’s just another example of why having the might of Compass Group UK&I can really add weight and value to our work in the events industry.

“This is a hugely significant, meaningful, commitment that allows us to bring sustainable event food to the next level. It absolutely allows us to work with your venues, and our customers, to take on the responsibility of making their food more sustainable. It also shows us playing our part in their own commitments in creating greener events; something our clients uniformly want.”