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Reading Football Club Launches Meetings for Change

Reading Football Club catering & events partner Levy UK & Ireland have launched their ‘Meetings for Change’ day delegate rate (DDR) to make it easy for event organisers to choose sustainable options for their meetings, conferences and events at the stadium.

The package focuses on sustainable food options including ethically sourced tea and coffee, served with Red Tractor Assured milk; calorie and carbon labelled lunch options that prioritise British seasonal ingredients, minimal food waste and plant-forward options; hydration stations that use fruit and vegetable peelings to flavour the water to remove single-use plastics and reduce food waste.

The biggest innovation is that all menus will show the carbon footprint of dishes, making it easier for delegates to make more sustainable choices.

Jo Austin, Sales Director, Levy and Lime Venue Portfolio said: “Since launching carbon labelling, we have seen a really positive response from our event bookers. They have loved experiencing first-hand the ownership and control that carbon labelling gives them; they have the facts they need to ensure that their events are as sustainable as possible.

All of our work is focused on working in partnership with our customers – we do the heavy lifting and help them to make better informed decisions. Sustainability is a key focus for Levy as we are committed to being Net Zero by 2027.”

Levy works with Klimato, a third-party business that tracks global food sourcing and movement to create up to date carbon footprint information about ingredients of a dish. In the food industry climate labels are based on calculations of the emissions of greenhouse gases presented as kg carbon dioxide equivalents (kg CO2e).

The calculations in turn are based on values assigned to each stage of the production of the food through life cycle assessments (LCAs). Some foods, such as a chickpea patty will have very low carbon emissions compared to meals such as spaghetti Bolognese; taking the middle ground would steer organisers to dishes such as poached cod.

Whatever your meeting calls for, this inclusive ‘Meetings for Change’ package and passionate events team have it covered. From start to finish, they will equip you with all the essentials to keep your day running smoothly. You’ll benefit from the following:

  • Room hire
  • Unlimited, ethically sourced tea and coffee served throughout the day
  • Selection of seasonal, fresh, whole fruit
  • Hydration station
  • Delicious, calorie & carbon footprint labelled buffet lunch
  • Morning & afternoon refuel snack
  • Standard presentation screen
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Complimentary onsite parking (subject to availability, please get in touch to find out more
  • An Event Planner to ensure your event runs smoothly

To minimise waste and support sustainability objectives, notepads and pens are only available on request. Minimum delegate numbers may apply.

To book your next meeting or event at Reading Football Club get in touch on or call 0118 9681333

Alternatively for more information please contact our Business Development Manager Lyle Smith 

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