When hiring a business to cater, organise or host an event, there are several things you’ll need to consider. Firstly, you’ll want to ensure that they provide the exact service you require and can cater their services to your particular needs. They should be reasonably-priced and sit well within your budget, as well as having good reviews and testimonials from past and present customers. You may also wish to consider things like convenience, flexibility, and certifications.
But one thing very few people think to consider when hiring a service provider is sustainability.
A sustainable business is one that endeavours to have as minimal an impact on the natural environment as possible. A rapidly increasing number of companies are introducing sustainability into their business strategy to meet the rising challenge of climate change. Sustainability practices will take into account factors such as its carbon footprint, energy usage, and whether or not foods and materials are sourced ethically. A sustainable business will strive to produce zero- or minimum-waste, and take part in campaigns and community development initiatives too.
If you choose a sustainable service provider for your next event, it is likely to involve minimal waste and be catered with ethically-sourced food. It will involve little-to-no single-use plastic and other pollutants, and endeavour to minimise any associated carbon emissions.
Sustainability is a goal that all businesses should strive for in this day and age. As the population increases and the planet becomes more developed, humans are putting a strain on the planet’s natural resources. We are emitting monumental amounts of pollution into the air, land, and oceans, and many species of plants and animals are disappearing. Earth is on a trajectory toward environmental disaster, and businesses can do a tremendous amount to slow this down.
By reducing their carbon footprint, businesses not only minimise their own impact on the environment, but they also set a shining example for others to do the same. Their customers will be more likely to patronise other sustainable businesses, and the suppliers and partners with whom they work might take their lead and start to incorporate sustainability into their practices as well. If all companies were to adopt these methods, the world would be a very different place.
As an individual, you might not think that your impact will be significant enough to make a difference. But if everyone were to adopt this mindset, there would never be any progress. The best thing you can do is to take a stand and make an effort to associate with as many sustainable businesses as possible. From booking an event caterer to choosing which chocolate to buy in the supermarket, there is always a sustainable choice.
If you are looking for an eco-friendly caterer for your net party, wedding, or business function, look no further than Country City Catering. We pride ourselves on our sustainability practices and commitment to ethical food production. Get in touch now to find out more.