Levy appoints net zero lead

Levy UK and Ireland has appointed business director Kevin Watson as its net zero lead. This new role was created as part of the rollout of the caterer’s long-term sustainability strategy.

Responsible for overseeing the food strategy at November’s COP26 at the SEC in Glasgow, Watson will now implement a range of initiatives to help drive forward ambitious environmental targets. These include Levy’s plan to become net zero in the UK by 2027, which will require an 80% decarbonisation of the business. 

He will focus on implementing a bottom-up approach by collaborating with venue partners to establish credible baselines and create tailored sustainable event management plans. These will be designed to support clients at every stage of their journey towards adopting more environmentally-friendly practices and operations.

Watson said: “I am looking forward to building upon the lessons and successes of the COP26 food strategy, which focused on creating local and seasonal menus to drive low carbon offerings. The next logical step is to ensure that this is emulated across our business and the wider industry.”

Jon Davies, managing director of Levy UK and Ireland, added: “Kevin will continue to be a key driver of meaningful change by setting and delivering on an ambitious sustainability agenda that safeguards the future of the planet and the industry. I have every confidence that he will achieve excellent results through his work with our venue partners and clients across the UK.”

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