BENUGO CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
When it comes to sourcing and purchasing the food we serve our customers, Benugo is committed to doing it honestly and responsibly.
We believe in great tasting, natural food. As a rapidly growing company with a national presence, it’s so important to us that we buy local, seasonal food whenever possible.
Our vision is that our restaurants and cafés will showcase the very best in fresh, seasonal and healthy food. That’s why we aim to form long-term relationships with our suppliers, all of whom care about the food they grow, rear and fish.
In London, we buy fruit and vegetables from Watt’s Farm, a farming co-operative based in Kent. Their close proximity to London means the miles our produce travels is limited.
We only ever use British chicken - in all our restaurants it’s free range as a minimum. Our Purchasing Director Ray Gafga has personally visited the farm from which we source our chickens and built a strong relationship with the farmer who rears them.
We’ve also built a personal relationship with our Nicaraguan coffee supplier Henry. We buy better quality coffee at a premium, making sure the local community benefits. Ben and Shane saw this first hand when they visited the estate in January 2013.
It’s also important to us to give back to our own local community. To help us support the causes close to our heart, we set up the Benugo Foundation in 2012.
We support Jamie’s Farm, an organisation that transforms the lives of vulnerable children from urban areas by helping them to connect with farming and food.
We donate 50p from the purchase of each of our re-usable bags to Jamie’s Farm. Find out more about the farm and the work they do by visiting their website.
In supplying Life Water in all of our outlets we have been able to contribute to 4 completed clean drinking water projects and 3 that are in progress, across India and therefore providing clean drinking water to 7,000 people! See more details here