Sutton Schools Sustainable Fish Cities Pledge

The London Borough of Sutton has signed up to the Sustainable Fish Cities Pledge, committing to serve sustainable fish across 1.5million lunches served each year. fish

32 Primary, Nursery and Special schools, who each purchase their lunches via a central school meals contract managed by the London Borough of Sutton, are part of the Sustainable Fish Cities pledge to serve only sustainable fish in their school lunches.

Sustainable Fish Cities is an ambitious campaign for towns and cities to buy, serve, eat and promote only sustainable fish. The campaign aims to turn London into the world’s first city where businesses, hospitals, universities, schools and citizens all eat sustainable fish.

The Sustainable Fish City pledge commits Sutton Schools to:

  • Avoid the worst: Removing endangered species from menus and catering – those rated as ‘fish to avoid’ by the Marine Conservation Society
  • Promote the best: Serving sustainably managed fish – Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fish, and those rated as ‘fish to eat’ by the Marine Conservation Society
  • Improve the rest: Telling suppliers they want to serve only sustainable fish – and that there are organisations that can help them to do this, such as Good Catch and the MSC.

Ensuring the food we consume in Sutton is sourced sustainably is part of the council’s commitment to One Planet Sutton – a commitment to help resident’s lead healthier, happier lives whilst reducing our impact on the environment.

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