Durham University actively works with its food suppliers to maximise the use of local growers and local produce. One example is the engagement with J.R. Holland Food Services to identify local vegetable growers, resulting in seasonal produce including potatoes, broccoli, carrots, swede and other vegetables been sourced within 25 miles of the University.
J.R. Holland Food has become a hub for local artisan producers identified by the university to supply bread, milk, yoghurt and free range eggs. The University sources its milk and yoghurt from Embleton Hall Dairies based in Durham. The dairy is supplied by local named farms with 'Field to Table' traceability (not spot bought).
Where possible (and affordable) the University will consider provenance, sustainable practices and economic support to our region. These will be considered as part of the procurement process.
Marine Stewardship Council Accredication
Durham University has achieved the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) accreditation since 2015. This is an international non-profit organisation that recognise and reward efforts to protect oceans and safeguard seafood supplies for the future. Our unique accreditation number is featured on college menus where MSC certified fish is available.
For further information on the standards go to: What is the MSC | Marine Stewardship Council
- Sustainable Food Policy (last modified: 15 July 2021)