at Phoenix Park Café

We support the
‘farm to fork’ ethos

‘’The Earth is what we all have in common’’
Poet, writer, environmental activist, and farmer
Wendell Berry

At The Phoenix Park Café, we really care about the environment, and we closely monitor everything we do in our operations to find ways to do them in a more sustainable way.
We look at everything from consumables, waste, the food on our menus and even the ink we use!
As increasing numbers of people seek the beauty and enjoyment from outdoor recreation, our collective mark on the environment and its natural processes increases. Litter, disturbance to vegetation, water pollution, wildlife, and people’s behaviour are all indicators of the need to develop a national ethos that protects both natural and cultural heritage.

Responsible business behaviours and attitudes are increasingly demanded and expected by society and businesses today. Our planet faces considerable economic, social, and environmental challenges. In our workplaces, the below are imperative:

  1. Sustainability
  2. Ethics
  3. Respect for business and human rights
  4. Diversity and inclusiveness

Eco-friendly and ethical business practice

It has never been more important for businesses to recognise the impacts that they have on both their environment and the society in which they operate. The desire to live and consume in eco-friendly and ethical ways is widespread and growing. It is quickly becoming a cornerstone of how we live, how we do business and how we govern. In the interim, it is the responsibility of both consumers and businesses to co-operate to deliver a greener and fairer world.

To do our part for the environment we have adapted a number of initiatives in our operations:

  1. When sourcing products we always support local which also helps reduce our carbon footprint – for example our coffee is roasted in Dublin, a stone’s throw from many of our locations, our beef, pork, and vegetables are from North Dublin! Our fish is sourced fresh daily from Howth
  2. We work with purchasing and supply chain partners who supply ethically and sourced produce and provide food traceability from farm to table on all products
  3. The circular economy movement is so important to us and in our fit-outs we use materials that have had a past purpose in life. For example, some of our planters are made from tetra pak (recycled mineral bottles!) and wall coverings are pressed flaxseed. We also re-purpose our furniture and up-cycle where possible
  4. We have eradicated all plastic straws and single use sachets
  5. We use recyclable and compostable coffee cups and takeaway containers
  6. Our waste management plans focus on brown/food waste and oils. Our used oil is now re-used for power generation or biofuel (a natural fuel), fertiliser or recycled back to us!
  7. Most of our administration has moved to cloud-based services to help reduce the amount of paper we use
  8. We are fully committed to the refund deposit scheme and contributed to footing the cost for its pilot weekend where we collected 5000 bottles and cans
  9. We are very keen to support our local communities through sponsorship, hosting events, upgrading green spaces, wellness and charity events

We will keep adding to our initiatives as time goes on to do all we can for our planet and local environment.

‘’Sustainable development that meets the needs of the present
without compromising the ability of future generations to meet owns needs’’

Fresh food made from locally sourced ingredients

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