Purchasing Standards

Minimum Purchasing Standards Summary

This is not exhaustive but illustrates the overall approach to different product areas.

We are committed to source as much as possible from the UK Farmers and Producers. Products sourcing should take into account locality prioritising local sources, then regional (South of England), then National (UK). Care should be taken around the carbon footprint of products grown under glass in the UK vs. the sun in warmer climates.

Bars & Dining/Greenlands

Product AreaMinimum Standard (s) for External SourcingUoR Sourced?Notes/Next Steps
Fruit and VegetablesUK Seasonal, Leaf
Fairtrade for Exotic Fruit*
Some fruit & herbsLeaf being introduced in forthcoming tender, Fruit seasonal from Nat. Fruit Collection. Herbs from Campus.
Beef UK RSCPA Approved 95%
Most Beef internally sourced, some cooked beef externally. Greenlands starting Summer 2022
PorkUK Organicn/a
DuckUK Free rangen/a
ChickenUK Red Tractorn/aMoving to Free range, in progress.
LambUK Red Tractor50%Moving to Free range. UoR Lamb Seasonal and to BD only
EggsUK Free range
50%
UoR Eggs to BD only

Fish & SeafoodMSC/ASCn/aCategory 1, 2 and 3 only on Good Fish Guide
Cocoa, Sugar, Coffee & TeaFairtrade, Rainforest Alliancen/aMostly Fairtrade, some Rainforest Alliance and other certification marks (e.g. Brew Tea).
CharcoalUK Only
n/a
UK Sustainably sourced only

BeerLocally Sourcedn/aMajority locally sourced using CAMRA definition
CiderRegionally Sourcedn/aMajority of sourcing regional across South of England.
Dairy and MilkLocally Sourced – see noteSee noteSwitching Summer 2022 to Organic Milk and Dairy and aspire to self-supply. Some Cheese locally sourced.
GrainsUnder Review
Working to establish local supply chains for flours and grains.
WinesUnder Reviewn/a
Sourcing locally and working to implement standards across non-UK wines. Park House local only.
Palm Oil
Phasing Not purchased and currently reviewing/working with supply chain for hidden sources.
Soya – Animal Feeds*Phasing Out n/aWorking with supply chains to remove Soya feeds within supply chain

*applies to products from countries outside of UK, Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand.

Retail & Hospitality

Product AreaMinimum Standard (s) for External SourcingUoR Sourced?Notes/Next Steps
EggsUK Free range
50%
UoR Eggs to BD only

Cocoa, Sugar, Coffee & TeaFairtrade, Rainforest Alliancen/aMostly Fairtrade, some Rainforest Alliance and other certification marks (e.g. Brew Tea).