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Industry awards and accreditations

In partnership with Sodexo Education Ltd, Solent University is extremely proud to have achieved many accolades for its catering provision.

Fairtrade University

Fairtrade logo Solent University is proud to be a Fairtrade university and is committed to supporting fair trade.

As part of our commitment to the Fairtrade Foundation we ensure that Fairtrade products are available for sale in our restaurants, campus shops, cafés and other outlets and strive to expand procurement of Fairtrade products, where possible.

To find out more about the University's committment to Fairtrade please visit the dedicated Fairtrade university page.


Food for Life Catering Mark

Soil AssociationThe Soil Association Food for Life Catering Mark provides an independent endorsement that food providers are taking steps to improve the food they serve, using fresh ingredients which are free from trans fats and harmful additives and better for animal welfare.

In achieving the Gold award at city campus and Silver at Warsash campus our catering partner, Sodexo Education, has demonstrated their commitment to sustainability. This accreditation from the Soil Association shows that Sodexo are continually taking steps to improve the food they serve by the use of fresh ingredients, free from undesirable additives and GM, organically and locally sourced where possible and a real awareness of animal welfare issues. The University's caterers are subject to annual inspections and site visits from Food for Life auditors to ensure that the food served meets high standards of provenance and traceability, providing reassurance to customers that meals are freshly prepared using environmentally-sustainable and seasonal ingredients.

To find out more about the Catering Mark standards and award holders visit Soil Association Catering Mark website.


Good Egg award

The University has achieved the good-egg-award-logo.144x132Good Egg award which recognises commitment and actions to improve the lives of laying hens.

All eggs used are Lion Marked, as a minimum, and laid by free range hens.


Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)

Marine Stewardship Council logoThe University is an MSC accredited site and are therefore committed to sourcing only certified sustainable fish and seafood for our menus.

Working closely with their suppliers, independent experts and accreditation bodies Sodexo ensure that fish provided on campus is responsibly sourced.


Red Tractor

Red TractorThe University is certified by The Red Tractor scheme which is at the centre of the UK approach to sustainable agriculture.

This means that all uncooked meat, poultry and dairy products sourced are 100% British Red Tractor Assured as a minimum standard and, where applicable, are produced to RSPCA welfare standards as part of the Freedom Food Farm Assurance scheme.



Rainforest Alliance

The University is Rainforest Alliance certified which means we source ingredients from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms or forests.



Page last updated on Tuesday 18 September 2018 at 10.00am.


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