First, with innovative development of a wide range of products and services across the industry, it’s easier (and cheaper) than ever to determine how to integrate sustainability into your daily operations. Second, you have Restaurants Canada and its partners in your corner, ready to collaborate and support your efforts.
This guide is only one element of that commitment. As for why you should do your part, there are lots of good reasons, and we’re sure you already know many of them. However, being a responsible corporate citizen likely tops the list. As many other industries have also demonstrated, acting responsibly in your community isn’t simply the right thing to do — it’s good business. Better yet, it’s smart business. In fact, one of the smartest things we can all do is act responsibly now, on our own (favorable) terms, rather than have actions be imposed by regulation.
Another factor in the why column is the ever-growing competition for responsible consumers (you know who they are). We’ve seen many business sectors, including foodservice, disrupted by new technologies and emerging business models. Having a smart, futureproof action plan will help your business keep up with the rapidly increasing pace of change or, perhaps best of all, get ahead of it. And while it’s important to take some substantial steps forward, no one says you have to take them all at the same time or in a certain order. Actually, it’s also best practice to start with something that matters or means the most to you AND your team right now… something you can readily commit to, and that suits your personal goals and business opportunities.
We’re sure you’ll find some options, maybe even some inspiration, in this guide