The University of Edinburgh (Accommodation Services) was the first University in Scotland to achieve the Food For Life Catering Mark at Bronze level for all student meals served in catered halls which number over 750,000 meals served over the student semesters as well as for 12 catering retails outlets throughout the University, which adds an additional 115,000 items.
In 2014 the University achieved the "Good Egg Award" in recognition of the University's commitment to use only free range whole/shell eggs across 100% of their catering. A strategic decision was made to switch all shelled eggs to free range over six years ago and 285,000 shelled eggs are used annually.
Accommodation Services is also a member of the Sustainable Restaurant Association and has achieved a two star rating through evidence of best practice over a range areas including food sourcing, Society, and Environment.
We have made a commitment to cut down waste in our catered campus, Pollock Halls, where breakfast and dinner is served at the JMCC Restaurant. Take a look at this video which highlights our goals and successes.
Pollocks to waste (YouTube)