UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)


UCL is a world-leading sustainable institution, and this extends to its relationship with us, CH&Co. We are a contract caterer and we work in partnership with UCL to deliver an ambitiously sustainable catering service across campus including our coffee shops, refectories, shops and events.

We are committed to UCL’s Sustainability Strategy and its key campaigns. We use this to guide our sustainability efforts, in combination with the Healthy and Sustainable Food Policy.

Our key commitments:

– A single-use plastic free campus by 2024: this means we’ve eliminated cling-film in our kitchens, are using a zero-waste coffee cup scheme CLUBZERO and deliver our hospitality completely disposable free (not just plastic free!).

– Climate Positive Food: Our hospitality is 100% vegetarian and vegan as standard, we’re rolling out carbon labelling across our offer, our standard offer is always (at a minimum) 50% veggie and vegan, we prioritise working with local SMEs across our retail and BOH ingredients.

– People: We achieved 90% in our ‘Treat Staff Fairly’ section in our 3* 2021 Rating. This is because we pay them above the London Living Wage, have a combination of benefits from UCL and from CH&Co and live our values of looking after each other.

We’re always very happy to network and support other institutions in their journey. Please get in touch via the community.