A love of locally sourced produce has been intrinsic to Rocket since our beginnings, but today our motivations are spurred on by another hot topic: sustainability. Our passionate team are pulling together to ensure that we are catering both ‘greenly’ and exquisitely. Nothing is compromised in the Rocket kitchens, which is why we work with only the best local suppliers, develop our menus seasonally and work tirelessly to ensure waste is a rarity, not a reckless commodity.
Our internal sustainability committee was formed to establish the foundation of our sustainability priorities. The committee meets monthly and provides our employees and stakeholders with an understanding of what’s most important and what we can do to protect the natural world and be more socially responsible.
We are committed to reach Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, in line with targets to limit global temperature rises to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. This will be achieved through ambitious levels of change, innovation, collaboration, and investment in business practices.
At Rocket, we aim to source our ingredients locally through the formation of partnerships with tested, trusted and reputable local suppliers. We aim to work exclusively with local suppliers and procure all goods with a source of <25 miles from our headquarters in Battersea.
We avoid “wasted miles” by ordering in bulk wherever possible and consolidating our suppliers of fresh produce to reduce the number of journeys suppliers make to our production Kitchen, reducing the overall level of road miles travelled.
We request sufficient and appropriate evidence from each of our partners to ensure that suppliers further down the supply chain have been paid a fair price for the products received. This, in conjunction with a commitment against modern slavery, ensures that all of our suppliers conform to the sustainability requirements of our operation and ensure that each event leaves a tangible and positive impact on the immediate local community.