Buying Better

Bristol has secured its place as a Gold Sustainable Food City – an incredible achievement that we can all be proud of. But there is still so much more to be done as we recover from the impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic, and as we look ahead to 2030 and the future of food in our city. The need for a resilient, active and collaborative food community has never been greater.

You can continue to explore the original Bristol Going for Gold themes, and register and log your actions, knowing that every action you and your colleagues take will continue to transform food in our city.

We also invite you to take a look at the Bristol Bites Back Better actions, and to share how you and your organisation are helping Bristol to #BiteBackBetter from the pandemic on social media.

Finally, we’d love to hear from you, your colleagues and your organisation about the changes you’d like to see for food in Bristol by 2030, helping to shape the future of food in Bristol for the next decade – Join the Conversation here.

Though most of us feel far removed from farmers, animals and even the environment when we are at work, the incredible collective buying power harnessed by organisations, and their influence on both suppliers and consumers, can make a tremendous impact on our wider food system. No matter the size of your organisation nor the sector you work in, the food and drink you buy and provide for staff or clients and the way it’s packaged says a lot about your organisation’s values. Communicating those values is fundamental to embedding the change, and making the choices that are good for people and the planet and good for your business too.

The power you have to make change in your place of work or learning will depend on many things, including your role and the size and structure of the organisation. But no matter what our role, we all have the power to start a conversation or raise a question. In many cases, this is all it takes to start a revolution.

There are many things your organisation can do to make better buying choices—try one or more of the actions below, or even create your own action. Your organisation will earn a badge for every action they take, and can claim a Food Champion badge if an action is completed in each of the six areas. Every action counts, and you can share your contribution and your own ideas on social media: post or tweet using the hashtags #goingforgoldbristol and #G4Gbuyingbetter. Don’t forget to update your actions in your dashboard as you make progress.

Actions you can take as an Organisation

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