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Good Food Business Charter

Are you a Lewisham Good Food Business, Or Good Food Champion? Want to make a positive difference? Please join us and be part of the Good Food Movement.

This Charter acknowledges that you are a Good Food business in Lewisham, committed to becoming healthier and more sustainable within your food practice. 


3 or more of the criteria to sign up to the Charter.

plus makes you a Good Food Lewisham Business Champion. 

All businesses will be listed in The Good Food Lewisham Business Directory.


Lewisham Refill location  

Reducing plastic pollution by allowing people to refill their bottles up at your premises. 

Supporting the ‘Shop Local Economy’ via the Lewisham Local Card 

Sign up to the Lewisham Local Card, encouraging people to spend within the borough to support the local Lewisham food economy.  


Sugar Smart Lewisham 

We have registered and made a Smart pledge to offer low/sugar free alternatives to help reduce the amount of sugar we all consume. 

Healthier Catering Commitment 

A voluntary scheme promoted by local authorities to help caterers and food businesses make simple, healthy improvements to their food. 

London Living Wage Employer 

The London Living Wage is an hourly rate of pay, currently set at £11.95. It is calculated independently to reflect the high cost of living in the capital, giving a worker in London and their family enough to afford the essentials and to save. 


A user of Fairtrade products 

Through choosing Fairtrade, consumers can demand the highest standards from business and government, ensuring people and planet are not exploited to create the products we enjoy. 


Breastfeeding Welcome  

The Breastfeeding Welcome scheme aims to facilitate greater acceptance and promotion of breastfeeding in commercial and community settings, with the overall goal of increasing breastfeeding rates. 


Promoting Healthy Start 

Promoting the Healthy Start Scheme, a government scheme that pays for healthy food and drinks for those who are pregnant or have a child under 4 on low incomes.  

Vegan/ Vegetarian Friendly 

We offer a non-meat or dairy alternative to cater to vegan and vegetarian diets and helping to reduce carbon emissions by as much as 80% compared to meat diets. 


Supporting the Community (through food) 

e.g., supporting local community groups/charities, donating surplus to a local project or community compost, supporting local food growing, lending kitchen or space to the community, sharing skills, raising awareness of local issues, working with other local businesses. 


Taking action on Climate Change 

e.g., reducing energy use, reducing transport emissions, reducing food and other waste, offering sustainably produced food (organic/seasonal/local/better meat etc.), using less or better packaging, growing your own e.g., herbs for the kitchen.  


Food For Life certified Sustainable Catering Awards 

A Soil Association programme working in schools, nurseries, hospitals, care settings and caterers to make Britain healthier through food.  Making the food you serve good for customers and planet. 

Please pledge to show your commitment to making Lewisham a Sustainable Food Place 

Please Sign our Charter

Do you agree to support the vision and ideals laid out in this charter?
Please tick which of the Charter criteria your business meets
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