Bon Appétit Management Company becomes the first food service company to establish fair labor requirements for tomato growers that integrate: minimum fair wage, worker empowerment stipulations, and incentives to growers who exceed minimum requirements of the agreement.
Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) highlighted environmental innovations that are helping companies cut costs, create business opportunities and carve out competitive advantage in a challenging economy, including Bon Appétit Management Company’s Low Carbon Diet program.
The company is announcing they’ve exceeded their reduction goals for 2009, just in time for their Low Carbon Diet Day on April 22, and are well on their way to achieving their overall reduction commitment of 25% by April 2010.
Social media quiz joins Low Carbon Diet Calculator to help users lower their food carbon footprint.
In keeping with our deep commitment to sustainable and socially just business principles, Bon Appétit Management Company supports fair labor practices in food production. We believe that feed lot workers in eastern Oregon and Washington should be treated fairly and without discrimination.
Chefs at Bon Appétit Management Company cafés all over the country rise to the challenge by sourcing sustainable fish and encouraging sushi lovers to experience a new wave of flavors and preparations.
For consumers, as well as businesses like Bon Appétit Management Company, taste and economics aren’t the only reasons to buy locally. Add recent food safety scares, the importance of keeping money in the local community, and preserving rural farmland, and the reasons for buying local just keep stacking up.
Until today, there was no way to distinguish specifically which foods heat the planet and which ones don’t. Now there’s help: the Low Carbon Diet Calculator, created by food service provider Bon Appétit Management Company. On April 22 cafés around the country will roll out the calculator for public access.
Bon Appétit chefs will transform each food station to highlight low carbon food choices and answer all the tough questions: does my sushi have more frequent flier miles than I do? Do cow burps really harm the planet more than my car?
Bon Appétit Management Company’s third-annual Eat Local Challenge is September 25. On that day, more than 200,000 diners in over 400 cafés will eat a meal prepared with ingredients from within 150 miles of the café kitchen. From Monterey, California to Middletown, Connecticut, diners at Bon Appétit cafés across the nation can choose a lunch that is 100 percent local.