Sam Lawrence, General Manager at BM Caterers, orchestrates a whirlwind operation at one of the biggest global law firms in London, looking after over 900 customers daily with a dedicated team of 53. We've partnered with BM Caterers on the latest iteration of our “Heroes” campaign not only because of their affinity for our products but also because we value collaborating with businesses that, like us, are committed to sustainability.
Our founder and CEO, Mark Jankovich, sat down with Sam where she shared that her journey to becoming more environmentally conscious started when she joined BM Caterers. Following her joining, the pandemic reinforced the fragility of our planet, inspiring her to increase her positive impact.
Thanks to Sam's leadership and the BM team's dedication, they introduced fantastic processes like carbon labelling and championing the 'Say No To Dispo' initiative, a movement to replace all disposable plastic with ceramic reusable dinnerware. By using a platform called Nutritics, they were able to identify the carbon footprint of each meal, introducing labelling to empower both staff and customers to make more informed choices. For example, swapping the carbon-heavy beef lasagna for the vegetarian mushroom option massively reduces the meal's impact.
Sam also revealed her hands-on approach to waste management at work. Through these efforts, food waste at Freshfields plummeted from 26% to 8%! This achievement, with 900 customers a day, shows that the scale of this reduction has a real impact. Plus, the supply chain operations, featuring electric deliveries and planned schedules, means that they can cut their carbon footprint even further. These initiatives really demonstrate the commitment and determination at BM to implement sustainability at every level of their operations.
What’s even more impressive, is that Sam brings this level of commitment into her home. She’s become a “food waste warrior, and she’s even convinced her "bleach-obsessed husband" to give our retail products a try. Now he's completely converted.
So, from commercial kitchens to family dinner tables, Sam chooses Delphis Eco as her preferred cleaning partner because she can do her bit for the planet both at work and at home.
To learn more about Sam and BM Caterers, don't miss our exclusive interview with our Founder and CEO, Mark Jankovich.
Watch the full interview here.