From Edie – 16 December 2010 – The Greater London Authority has announced a drive to make food provision at the organisation sustainable.

They are pledging that by 2012, or when catering contracts are next up for renewal, sustainability requirements will be included in all contracts.

The Sustainable Food Procurement Commitment will require food to be traceable to its production source.

Livestock and eggs will need to be sourced from suppliers with accredited or certified environmental standards and no endangered fish will be used.

The Greater London Authority Group to sign up to the commitment includes the London Fire Brigade, the Metropolitan Police and Transport for London.

Deputy Mayor Richard Barnes, who leads the GLA group responsible procurement programme, said: “We are determined to ensure that public money is used efficiently but even in challenging economic times, that it is also spent fairly and with maximum benefit to Londoners.