The Net-Zero Business podcast: Decarbonising catering with Levy UK&I

In response to the accelerated pace at which corporates are setting net-zero targets to help alleviate the climate crisis, edie is running spin-off of the Sustainable Business Covered podcast. In each episode, we provide exclusive net-zero interviews and news updates. Up next, we explore how contract catering can be decarbonised with Levy UK & Ireland's net-zero lead Kevin Watson.


The Net-Zero Business podcast: Decarbonising catering with Levy UK&I

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Following on from the UK Government’s world-leading net-zero carbon commitment, edie’s spinoff podcast series, Net-Zero Business, hears from the trendsetters and trailblazers of responsible businesses.

Since the UK Government set its 2050 net-zero target into law, more and more businesses are attempting to get ahead of the political curve by strengthening carbon and energy strategies and pledging to become net-zero businesses well before the 2050 deadline.

The Net-Zero Business podcast is a monthly digest of episodes that take a deeper dive into a business’s net-zero strategy. It usually features one in-depth interview with a sustainability or energy manager at a business working towards net-zero or carbon-neutrality.

Our interview for this episode is with Levy UK & Ireland’s net-zero lead Kevin Watson.

Levy is one of the UK and Ireland’s biggest contract catering firms, with clients including The Championships at Wimbledon, Tottenham Hotspur and London’s O2 Arena. Last year, Levy’s parent company, Compass Group, set a 2030 net-zero target. Levy UK & Ireland subsquently set its own 2027 net-zero strategy in place.

Watson speaks with edie’s senior reporter Sarah George, outlining exactly what the strategy entails and how it will be delivered. He gives his learnings on developing local, seasonal and plant-based menus, and how key stakeholder groups including staff and clients can be kept engaged with the net-zero transition.

The edie podcast is available to listen to on Spotify, SoundCloud, Apple and Google. You can also subscribe to this podcast on iTunes and bookmark this page to see the full list of podcast episodes as they appear. Have a question about this podcast or a suggestion for future episodes? Email us at podcast@fav-house.com. Please bear in mind that all our speaker slots are now filled until the end of May. 

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