Great Food at Leeds is proud to announce that The Refectory has been re-credited Gold by Green Tourism for sustainable business operations.

Green Tourism Gold award logo

The Refectory team has done yet another excellent job at retaining its Gold award status and increasing the score from last year. The Refectory received high marks for initiatives around reducing single-use plastic, tackling food waste and sustainable fish swaps.

The Green Tourism Board assessor said: “ It is great to see such a strong commitment to single-use plastic and initiatives such as swapping plastic salad boxes to cardboard, sugar in paper and encouraging the use of reusable cups and containers to staff and students.”

The Green Tourism Board also commended The Refectory for its ‘fantastic 3 Star ‘Food Made Good’ Sustainable Restaurant Association award and for the team’s excellent use of local and seasonal produce’.

Beverley Kenny MBE, Deputy Director of Commercial Services, said “Receiving the Gold Green Tourism Award is a fantastic achievement. It reflects the commitment of the entire team and the hard work they do every day, ensuring the catering service supports the sustainable aims and objectives of the University. We look forward to using the feedback from the Green Tourism report to guide improvements in sustainability across The Refectory”.