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Sustainability, health and the environment

A healthy you

Choice and variety. That's what we aim to provide when it comes to tastes, lifestyle choices, dietary requirements and budgets.

Our aim is to provide healthy options that are easy to find and promoted in all our cafes, bars and restaurants. To satisfy your needs when it comes to healthy options we often change our offer where possible. We even undertake research to help guide this.

Need some help in making your choice? Our staff will do their very best to provide helpful information where they can. This will help you make an informed choice.

And an informed choice is a good choice.

Ethical commitment to coffee

Coffee cup in front of leavesOur coffee supplier across campus is Union Hand Roasted Coffee. They are a small, independent and ethically committed roaster and supplier that won the 2017 Queen’s Award in Sustainable Development.

Union source their coffee direct from farmers. Their philosophy is to build long term relationships and pay a sustainable price to improve quality. This ensures the welfare of the farming communities they work with.

Our relationship with them is the perfect blend to deliver ethically sourced, quality coffee across campus.

Environment

  • We work closely with the Environmental Sustainable team in Estates, the Students' Union and other University of Warwick departments to try and reduce our impact on the environment
  • To reduce food waste, all hot food and sandwiches left at the end of each day in our outlets are sold at reduced prices
  • If customers bring their travel mug to any café, they get 10p off the price of any hot drink. As well as saving money, cutting down on cardboard cups helps the environment.
  • Proceeds made from carrier bag charges are reinvested to help support the University’s environmental strategy.

Supporting local farmers

Where possible, we try to source local ingredients and use local suppliers.

All the milk used in our cafes and restaurants comes from Kimberley Hall Farm in Atherstone. We only buy free range eggs supplied by David Hobbins of Seven Acres Egg Farm in Stoneleigh.

We believe in using local farmers that produce great products and take care of the animals.

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Happy cows making healthy milk

Our milk supplier, Kimberly Hall Farm, aim to provide great tasting milk with minimum impact on the environment.

Using the latest technology, the heard of 70 cows can milk themselves whenever they want, 24 hours a day.

Once the milk is bottled it has travelled fewer than 50 meters from where it was produced. In fact, the cows walk further to the milking machine then the milk travels from it.