Elior UK Ltd
F9. Salt Reduction 2017
17 July, 2014
Submitted: 27 August, 2014
Elior is a leading national contract caterer, providing a variety of catering services to workplaces, schools, care homes, retail outlets, sports stadia and heritage sites.
We have been working towards salt reduction for the last 11 years, via our internal 'Balance' programme and latterly our commended 'You & Life' programme. The aim of 'You & Life' is to make healthier eating commonplace across our business by reducing fat, salt and sugar intake and increasing wholegrain, fruit and vegetable availability. We cook from scratch at many of our sites.
To help us deliver on the salt reduction pledge we will focus on our procurement procedures. Many of our core items already comply with 2012 salt targets. Our tender documents state the need to meet 2012 salt targets and we will update our tender documents with the new 2017 standards.
We will continue to work closely with all our suppliers to ensure that we meet these stricter salt targets in as many categories as possible, as soon as possible. We need to encourage our suppliers to provide us with an easily recognisable way of highlighting in their catalogues, products that do meet 2017 salt targets. The quantitative work needed to complete Responsibility Deal monitoring forms will help us highlight the categories where more work is needed to meet the salt reduction pledge.
We will inform all areas of our business about the need for salt reduction and our activities to meet the pledge. This activity will be cascaded to all staff using our internal communication system as well as via the You & Life manual, website and videos. Staff training, including chef training, will be an important part of meeting this pledge.