Levy UK+I and ExCeL prioritise sustainability in partnership

Posted: 8 February 2023 | | No comments yet

ExCeL London and Levy UK+I have decided to continue a long-term catering partnership with the aim of being “sustainable leaders”.


Levy UK + Ireland and ExCeL London are continuing their partnership however have revealed that, going foward, shared sustainability, technology and service ambitions are key considerations.

Although Levy UK+I has been the catering partner at ExCeL since its opening in 2000, the company has said that “the continued relationship is testament to the clear food and beverage strategies which have been developed together and delivered by a dedicated team”.

ExCeL noted that the partnership will be aligned with growing industry trends for greener food and drink. As part of the plan, the companies have promised that future initiatives will see the introduction of consumer facing carbon labelling, a minimum of 50 percent of menus to be plant-based, sourcing of 100 percent recyclable or reusable packing and getting food waste under 25 percent by 2024. What’s more, ExCeL has said that there will be a new technological advanced store designed to “improve the visitor experience and speed up service times”.

 “Food is an essential part of any event experience, and often the element guests will remember the most,” said Simon Mills, Chief Commercial Officer at ExCeL.

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“We have seen a notable shift in consumer trends with visitors now expecting a diverse range of exciting, tasty, high-quality, contemporary, and sustainably sourced food and beverage offerings and through our partnership with Levy UK + Ireland that’s exactly what they get when visiting ExCeL.”

With the businesses hoping to be “environmental leaders within their field”, they have highlighted that they have a shared desire to “make a difference to the planet”.

Previously, in July 2022, ExCeL was the reportedly the first UK venue of its kind to be awarded certification to PAS 2060, an internationally recognised standard for carbon neutrality.

Also showcasing sustainability awareness, Levy UK+I has 2027 Climate Net Zero goals, including non-air-freight fruit and vegetables, a focus on seasonally sourced menus, consumer facing carbon labelling, sustainably focused suppliers, and a host of waste management tools.     

 “Levy UK + Ireland is delighted to continue this journey with ExCeL, one of our longest standing clients. We have achieved a huge amount over the past 22 years, but there is more work to do and as a business we thrive on keeping pace with the continually changing environmental landscape,” said Jon Davies, Managing Director at Levy UK + Ireland.

“In ExCeL we have found a strong partner who shares our ambitious sustainability goals and targets. We are looking forward to pushing the boundaries and showcasing what can be done through a united approach to net zero aspirations and technological advancements.”