our many suppliers are carefully selected on the basis of sustainability and quality
Food for thought
Food and Beverage procurement is central to our business activities. Quality, price and sustainability is of great importance to us - and when possible we prefer to engage directly with suppliers by visiting their sites and working with experts, in order to ensure best practice regarding the product.
When it comes to meat and dairy products, animal welfare is an important pillar of sustainability. It is an issue we care deeply about and the reason why we prioritize meat from suppliers who offer respectful and quality care for their animals.
We support our supplier selection with the following additional principles for sustainable sourcing, when possible.
Local. Local sourcing stimulates our local economy. It means that our products are fresh and their transportation short, which helps reduce our climate impact.
Seasonal. Seasonal products are healthier, more cost-effective and environmentally friendly. Seasonal food is very often also local.
Fairly traded. We support fair trading conditions and encourage sustainable farming in developing countries through our sourcing. When we have limited insight into trade and labour conditions, we prefer to buy Fair Trade certified products.
Organic and biodynamic. Less harmful chemicals and pesticides in our food equals a healthier body and mind. It also keeps our ground water clean for future generations.
Animal welfare. We buy meat from local farmers that are committed to animal welfare. We also believe that the highest quality meat comes from healthy animals.
Sustainable Seafood. By primarily buying MCS or ASC certified seafood, we help protect our marine environment and reduce overfishing in our oceans.