Launched in 2010, Carluccio’s was a founding member of the Sustainable Restaurant Association(the SRA). By making changes to the way we behave as a business, we aim to improve both the social and environmental impact of our operations. We achieved our first sustainability star in 2011, a second in early 2013 and have since achieved the maximum 3 star rating. Whilst we are immensely proud of achieving our 3 star status the hard work continues.
At Carluccio’s we only work with trusted suppliers to ensure our products meets the highest safety and quality standards. This is fundamental – not only to our ability to reassure our guests as to where our food and drink comes from, but also to protecting our business with a secure, sustainable supply chain. We have developed a Food & Packaging Sourcing Policy that we expect all suppliers to adhere to, some of the highlights from this include:
We continue to challenge our suppliers to ensure we are always making progress and some of our future commitments include:
Carluccio’s has collaborated with the charity Action Against Hunger since 2007 to raise money through every dish of Penne Giardinera served in our restaurants. So far, we have raised an amazing £1.9million to support their projects in Africa. Action Against Hunger are a dedicated and hardworking humanitarian charity committed to saving the lives of malnourished children and providing families with access to safe water and good nutrition in the poorest countries across the globe.
You can read more about our partnership with Action Against Hunger here.
Carluccio’s values natural resources and recognises the impact that its operations can have on the environment in terms of waste generation
To continue our work in this area we will be focusing on our takeaway packaging in the next 12 months and switching to more sustainable options. We also pledge to eliminate any unnecessary single-use plastics by 2025 in line with asking our suppliers to do the same
You can see our animal welfare position here.