environment policy

Debono are a specialist supplier of high quality foods and key ingredients to chefs in London and the South East. We are committed to addressing the environmental impacts generated through our activities and encourage our suppliers to do the same.

Our activities

Reducing our environmental footprint is not only the right thing to do; it also supports the sustainability of our business.

The senior management at Debono is committed to the continual improvement of our environmental performance via the following means:

• Meeting or exceeding all environmental legislation that relates to our business.
• Decreasing non-renewable electricity consumption and replacing this with renewable electricity sources.
• Reducing the quantity of single use plastics used and supplied whilst improving recycling rates to minimise waste sent to landfill.
• Sourcing products from suppliers who prioritise minimising their environmental impact.
• Continually raising environmental awareness amongst our employees.

To support delivery of the above we are a member Sustainable Restaurant Association and continually monitor our environmental impact.

Our emission reduction targets

We have set ourselves the following challenging scope 1 (diesel use from our vans) and scope 2 (electricity use in our warehouse) greenhouse gas emission reduction targets(a) , which are in line with targets that have been approved by the Science Based Targets Initiative(b) :

• 30% reduction by 2025.
• 60% reduction by 2050.

Our suppliers

We continually engage with our suppliers to encourage them to reduce their environmental impact.



Gareth Allen
Managing Director

(a) Using 2018 as the base year
(b) See here for more details on the Science Based Targets Initiative: https://sciencebasedtargets.org


Everyone at Debono is committed to the idea that our actions impact our community and that we can make a difference to the future of our planet.

We take global warming seriously and believe in sustainability.

We are committed to promoting environmental good practice and continually improving on our environmental successes.

We comply with legislation. This is a key commitment, as is the prevention of pollution and the desire to continually drive down our environmental impact.

We have an environmental policy and an environmental management system equivalent to ISO14001 appropriate for the scale of our business.

We want to be leaders in safeguarding the future of our planet. Working with Debono means that you are dealing with a supplier committed to carefully monitoring its carbon footprint. We are serious about changing our behaviour and aim to reduce our CO2 per employee each year.

In addition to our commitments there are several other initiatives and schemes that we are really passionate about and hold very close to our hearts. (See below)



To underline our commitment to ethical thinking, Debono is delighted to be associated with The SRA.

We take global warming seriously and believe in sustainability. We are working with the Sustainable Restaurant Association as a Food Made Good Supplier. This community is a mixed bunch of food-service professionals (like us), entrepreneurs, chefs, business owners, marketers, sustainability buffs coming together to make food good and together learn, share and connect.

charity support

actionWe also love to support and give something back to the community in which we operate. So we are pleased to take part in the Restaurants against Hunger campaign and we support a number of local charities in East London throughout the year. Buying from Debono means you are also involved in helping those charities. If you want to nominate a charity we would be pleased to hear from you.

Past recipients of Debono donations include: Leukaemia Research Fund, Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, Crisis and the Special Care Baby Unit at the London Hospital. So, if you’re a regular customer of Debono, please accept our thanks for making this giving possible. Visit the Action Against Hunger official website here.

Richard House

RichardHouseDebono is proud to support Richard House Children’s Hospice as our nominated charity. The charity provides care and support to children and young people who are at risk of death because of a life-limiting or life-threatening health condition.

As part of their services Richard House delivers clinical care, short breaks and other residential services to children and young adults, while supporting their families through counselling, therapy, bereavement support and more. With a focus on living for today and creating positive memories for tomorrow, they also offer a range of activities for all the family to enjoy.

To hear more about the amazing work Richard House do, click here.