HEALTH AND WELLBEING ARE ALWAYS TOP OF OUR AGENDA
Our Wellness strategy comprises four key areas: Healthier Mind, Healthier Food, Healthier Body and Healthier World.
By providing the right offer, education and environment, we believe that we can help to change people's lives for the better.
MEET LEANNE KING
OUR HEAD OF NUTRITION & WELLBEING
Leanne is a registered Public Health and Sport & Exercise Nutritionist who works to improve health and create awareness through education, development of healthier products and clearer nutrition labelling.
She works closely with our chefs and food development teams to improve the nutritional profile of the food we serve and provides nutrition education through seminars and resources to support customer health and wellbeing.
Leanne has completed several site visits offshore, auditing compliance to recipes and delivering nutrition education programmes to our customers. As a result of her commitment and expertise, ESS became the first catering company to provide full front of pack labelling offshore.
We are committed to supporting the mental and physical health of our customers and colleagues.
Food and mental health are closely linked, so we make sure we fill our menus with dishes that fuel both mind and body. We dedicate time to educating our customers and colleagues on the best way to maintain good mental health and provide resources covering a range of topics, from reducing stress to improving sleep.
The positive impact of community on mental wellbeing cannot be underestimated, so we create social environments that encourage our customers to meet with colleagues and share a drink or bite to eat.
Our culinary team work closely with our registered nutritionist to deliver great-tasting food that provides choice, nutrition and a balanced approach to diet.
We love educating our customers about making healthier choices, and giving them the tools to recognise which meals will best suit their daily needs.
Our menus are developed to meet a wide range of dietary requirements, and are supported by full nutritional breakdowns.
Sustainability is a prime focus within ESS, and we’re always on the lookout for ways to reduce the footprint of our business.
We’re on a mission to minimise waste and drive sustainable eating practices by working with suppliers who share our values.
We encourage our customers and colleagues to lead more environmentally friendly lifestyles so that we have a positive impact on the planet.
OUR COMMITMENT TO MAKING A DIFFERENCE
The professionalism and passion of our team is reflected in them winning numerous awards for driving health and wellbeing within our sector:
• Health & Vitality Honours Public Sector 2019, 2017, 2014
• Health & Vitality Honours Communication & Engagement 2016, finalist 2019
• Finalist for Employee Wellbeing, IGD Excellence awards 2018
• Catering In Scotland Excellence Healthy Living Award 2018.