Dine Contract Catering are delighted to have been recognised in the Top 30 list for Britain’s most caring companies coming in at Number 8!

The Philanthropic 30 is run by the Real Business online publication and recognises SME across the country and the work they do against the large corporate firms.

Deloitte’s 2017 Millennial Survey found that 76 per cent now regard business as a force for positive social impact, though one that still sometimes falls short of its potential to address the most pressing social challenges.

And last year the government’s Mission-led Business Review found evidence that companies that embrace social priorities have a competitive advantage over those that do not.

This led the online publication to announce the Philanthropic 30.

“These are companies that truly have philanthropy laced throughout the business in one way or another – backed up by the fact none of them have corporate-sized budgets”

To whittle down the Philanthropic 30 entries from across the country to just 30, a panel sat down to decide the stand out candidates, comprising two Real Business journalists and two external judges:

 “It was a pleasure to be part of the Philanthropic 30 judging panel and see so many examples of innovative approaches to supporting good causes,” said Cornwell.

“It was also brilliant to see that so many of the companies who entered now see CSR as a core part of their business, and that are encouraging their staff to be more actively involved in supporting community projects to help improve the lives of people both locally and on an international basis.”

The judges comments…

Dine Contract Catering has an eye on the environment to give back, which has resulted in a 13 per cent decrease of chemical use and 80 per cent of sites recycling all cardboard. And in 2010, the choice was made to restrict supply partners to those with the same CSR and business value. Additionally, the firm has launched an “Eat Well, Live Well” service to deliver healthy recipes to customers and combat the two-thirds of the UK considered overweight or obese. Teams have also completed fundraising campaigns, including climbing Mount Snowdon and Paris to London bike rides.