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Environmental Policy


Hutchison Catering are committed to waste reduction and recycling applying to all environmental aspects of the activities undertaken by the Company. The Company will actively seek to limit the environmental impact of our operations and pursue the enhancement of environmental quality within our areas of influence. As part of its overall commitment to the environment, this statement identifies waste reduction as a key environmental and business objective.

This policy is designed to provide a framework for avoiding unnecessary use of materials and products, limiting waste generation and encouraging the reuse and recycling of materials in all areas of the business. Our primary aim is to avoid production of unnecessary waste and to ensure that such wastes as are generated are managed in accordance with legal requirements for production, handling, storage, record keeping and final disposal.

We will identify and quantify the major waste streams within Hutchison Catering and develop a waste management strategy setting targets for waste reduction and for the re-use or recycling of specific materials and products such as green waste. Where practicable and environmentally beneficial, the company will seek to use recycled materials and products such as paper, and we will support the use of easily recyclable materials in preference to those that are not.

We will establish links with other relevant organisations and local communities to establish opportunities for co-operative working towards waste reduction and recycling and will encourage joint initiatives in this area.

We will review annually our performance against these principles as part of our overall commitment to environmental achievement.


Human Rights Policy Statement

We are committed to protecting the human rights of all our colleagues and of everyone who receives direct or indirect services from us. As a responsible, ethical organisation, we fully support the principles of the Human Rights Act and all associated legislation.

Our responsibility for human rights encompasses:

Our operating sites — we will uphold the human rights of all employees, visitors and contractors at our offices, staffed schemes, distribution centres and community facilities

Our supply chain — it is our aspiration to ensure that working conditions throughout our supply chain meet internationally accepted standards of human rights and working conditions.

This policy statement has been developed with reference to the following documents:

The Human Rights Act 1998

The Modern Slavery Act 2015

The Ethical Trading Initiative Base Code

Human Rights At Home: Guidance for Social Housing Providers

Key principles

Child Labour

We will not employ workers under the legal minimum age for work as stipulated by the Employment Act 2008.

Forced Labour

We will not make use of any forced labour or debt-bondage labour in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015.


We will not discriminate against any person based on their protected characteristics and will uphold Article 14 of the Human Rights Act 1998 in respect of protection from discrimination.


We will not employ, or allow to be employed, any form of corporate punishment, physical coercion or verbal abuse. Any disciplinary matter will be dealt with through formal procedures.

Working Hours

Working time directives will be adhered to as per the Working Time Regulations 1998 with opt-out clauses publicised to staff.


Wages paid for standard working hours will meet or exceed national minimum wage or living wage levels as appropriate.




Our suppliers The Directors and management of Hutchison Catering Ltd, located at Yours Business Network, Metro Riverside Park, Gateshead, NE11 9DJ are within the context of its Information Security Policy committed to compliance with all relevant UK and EU laws in respect of personal data, and to protecting the “rights and freedoms” of individuals whose information Hutchison Catering Ltd collects in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). To that end, the Directors have developed, implemented, maintains and continuously improves a documented personal information management system (‘PIMS’) for Hutchison Catering Ltd.
The scope of the PIMS taking into account organisational structure, management responsibility, jurisdiction and geography. The PIMS may include taking the whole of Hutchison Catering Ltd or a defined part of Hutchison Catering Ltd.
Objectives of the PIMS
Hutchison Catering Ltd’s objectives for the PIMS are that it should enable Hutchison Catering Ltd to meet its own requirements for the management of personal information; that it should support organisational objectives and obligations; that it should impose controls in line with Hutchison Catering Ltd’s acceptable level of risk; that it should ensure that Hutchison Catering Ltd meets applicable statutory, regulatory, contractual and/or professional duties; and that it should protect the interests of individuals and other key stakeholders.
Hutchison Catering Ltd  is committed to complying with data protection legislation and good practice including:

  • processing personal information only where this is strictly necessary for legitimate organisational purposes;
    collecting only the minimum personal information required for these purposes and not processing excessive personal information;
  • providing clear information to individuals about how their personal information will be used and by whom;
    only processing relevant and adequate personal information;
    processing personal information fairly and lawfully;
  • maintaining an inventory of the categories of personal information processed by Hutchison Catering Ltd ;
    keeping personal information accurate and, where necessary, up to date;
    retaining personal information only for as long as is necessary for legal or regulatory reasons or, for legitimate organisational purposes;
  • respecting individuals’ rights in relation to their personal information, including their right of subject access;
    keeping all personal information secure;
  • only transferring personal information outside the EU in circumstances where it can be adequately protected;
    the application of the various exemptions allowable by data protection legislation;
  • developing and implementing a PIMS to enable the policy to be implemented;
    where appropriate, identifying internal and external stakeholders and the degree to which these stakeholders are involved in the governance of Hutchison Catering Ltd’s PIMS; and
    the identification of workers with specific responsibility and accountability for the PIMS.

Cookie Policy


Hutchison Catering Ltd (“we” or “us” or “our”) may use cookies, web beacons, tracking pixels, and other tracking technologies when you visit our website, including any other media form, media channel, mobile website, or mobile application related or connected thereto (collectively, the “Site”) to help customize the Site and improve your experience.

We reserve the right to make changes to this Cookie Policy at any time and for any reason. We will alert you about any changes by updating the “Last Updated” date of this Cookie Policy. Any changes or modifications will be effective immediately upon posting the updated Cookie Policy on the Site, and you waive the right to receive specific notice of each such change or modification.

You are encouraged to periodically review this Cookie Policy to stay informed of updates. You will be deemed to have been made aware of, will be subject to, and will be deemed to have accepted the changes in any revised Cookie Policy by your continued use of the Site after the date such revised Cookie Policy is posted.

This Cookie Policy was generated by Termly’s Cookie Consent Manager.

Use of Cookies

A “cookie” is a string of information which assigns you a unique identifier that we store on your computer. Your browser then provides that unique identifier to use each time you submit a query to the Site. We use cookies on the Site to, among other things, keep track of services you have used, record registration information, record your user preferences, keep you logged into the Site, facilitate purchase procedures, and track the pages you visit. Cookies help us understand how the Site is being used and improve your user experience.

Types of Cookies

The following types of cookies may be used when you visit the Site:

Advertising Cookies

Advertising cookies are placed on your computer by advertisers and ad servers in order to display advertisements that are most likely to be of interest to you. These cookies allow advertisers and ad servers to gather information about your visits to the Site and other websites, alternate the ads sent to a specific computer, and track how often an ad has been viewed and by whom. These cookies are linked to a computer and do not gather any personal information about you.

Analytics Cookies

Analytics cookies monitor how users reached the Site, and how they interact with and move around once on the Site. These cookies let us know what features on the Site are working the best and what features on the Site can be improved.

Our Cookies

Our cookies are “first-party cookies”, and can be either permanent or temporary. These are necessary cookies, without which the Site won’t work properly or be able to provide certain features and functionalities. Some of these may be manually disabled in your browser, but may affect the functionality of the Site.

Personalization Cookies

Personalization cookies are used to recognize repeat visitors to the Site. We use these cookies to record your browsing history, the pages you have visited, and your settings and preferences each time you visit the Site.

Security Cookies

Security cookies help identify and prevent security risks. We use these cookies to authenticate users and protect user data from unauthorized parties.

Site Management Cookies

Site management cookies are used to maintain your identity or session on the Site so that you are not logged off unexpectedly, and any information you enter is retained from page to page. These cookies cannot be turned off individually, but you can disable all cookies in your browser.

Third-Party Cookies

Third-party cookies may be place on your computer when you visit the Site by companies that run certain services we offer. These cookies allow the third parties to gather and track certain information about you. These cookies can be manually disabled in your browser.

Control of Cookies

Most browsers are set to accept cookies by default. However, you can remove or reject cookies in your browser’s settings. Please be aware that such action could affect the availability and functionality of the Site.

For more information on how to control cookies, check your browser or device’s settings for how you can control or reject cookies.

In addition, you may opt-out of some third-party cookies through the Network Advertising Initiative’s Opt-Out Tool.

Other tracking technologies

In addition to cookies, we may use web beacons, pixel tags, and other tracking technologies on the Site to help customize the Site and improve your experience. A “web beacon” or “pixel tag” is tiny object or image embedded in a web page or email. They are used to track the number of users who have visited particular pages and viewed emails, and acquire other statistical data. They collect only a limited set of data, such as a cookie number, time and date of page or email view, and a description of the page or email on which they reside. Web beacons and pixel tags cannot be declined. However, you can limit their use by controlling the cookies that interact with them.


Privacy Policy

For more information about how we use information collected by cookies and other tracking technologies. This Cookie Policy is part of and is incorporated into our Privacy Policy. By using the Site, you agree to be bound by this Cookie Policy and our Privacy Policy.

Contact us

If you have questions or comments about this Cookie Policy, please contact us at

Hutchison Catering Ltd
Yours Business Network,
Metro Riverside Park,
E11 9DJ