At R/A, we see food as an agent to make a difference in the lives of our guests, the health of our planet and the well-being of our communities. We have a long-standing commitment to responsible sourcing, fair food and outreach. Read more about Compass Group’s efforts here.
Our sustainability platform aligns with our core R/A values and falls under two pillars: People and Planet.
Supporting the people who supply our food, we align purchasing wherever possible with suppliers that support human rights.
Prioritizing local ingredients, humanely raised animal products, and sustainable seafood wherever possible.
Reaching out to those near to us to create a more cohesive community and strengthening our bonds.
Infusing the power of plants into everything we make while reducing our consumption of animal products. Better for you and better for the environment.
Committed to reducing food waste in our kitchens and beyond.
Feeding those in need and providing support and supplies to organizations helping to fight food insecurity.
Supporting Sustainable, Local & Regional Communities
Supporting local communities is our priority. We pride ourselves on providing the best ingredients we can get. Seasonality is key when developing our menus. We are committed to increasing our local produce purchases by 15-20% in 2023.
Director of Wellness & Sustainability
In 2022 we…
Sourced 953,924 lbs Seafood from sustainable sources
Purchased $3,660,902 local produce and dairy in support of the American Family Farms
Spent $1,472,706 on local bakery items from the Bread Gal – a women owned business
In 2019, Compass signed on to USDA’s food loss and waste champions group and committed to reducing food waste by 50% by 2030. We are committed to 100% of our business being fully implemented on Waste Not 2.0. Furthermore, all food is donated to feed food insecure, where applicable.
Waste Not was responsible for a 33% reduction in waste company wide!
Supporting Planetary & Personal Health
In 2021, Compass announced science-based targets and a net zero goal to be carbon neutral by 2030, and climate net zero by 2050.
We are working to reduce our carbon footprint via “carbon friendly” weeks in our cafes. Our chefs are encouraged to minimize beef and reduce other animal products on their menus 1 week per month.
In 2022 we…
Sourced 5,721,697 Certified Humane Cage-Free (Shell) Eggs
Purchased 285,678 Gallons Milk free of artificial growth hormones
Procured 3,677,189 LBS Chicken produced without the routine use of human antibiotics
Sourced 215,523 LBS Eco / Fair Trade Certified Coffee