Footprint-SRB-LogoWith Brexit, increasing rates and rising raw material costs knocking confidence, creating uncertainty and squeezing bottom lines, foodservice businesses are feeling the pressure. For example, more than two thirds have increased menu prices over the last quarter to keep pace with rising costs, according the CGA’s latest Business Confidence Survey.

Can sustainability provide a vital anchor in these uncertain times, providing stability and better financial returns? According to Sean Haley, regional chair, Sodexo UK and Ireland, the answer is a resounding YES.

This is because, according to Haley, sustainability is “just good business. It’s the right thing to do, and especially in challenging times. There is a lot of uncertainty around, but having sustainability embedded into the business puts us in a stable position.”

Read the rest of my interview with Haley to find out concrete examples of how aligning corporate goals with the SDGS, engaging the workforce and working to embed sustainability throughout your organisation is just sound business: http://www.foodservicefootprint.com/features-2/interviews/shelter-from-the-storm 

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