How we help
Before COVID-19, we were well on our way to having a number of charitable and sustainable projects up and running. Some of these have been delayed or paused but our intentions remain the same – we are passionate about giving back where we can.
If you are a charity looking to work with us we would LOVE to hear from you – email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us how we can get involved!
Belu are our partner at Sky Garden – we chose them because Belu gives 100% of their profits to the charity WaterAid. When a community gets clean water for the first time, it’s the start of something truly life-changing. We are so excited to be helping Belu and WaterAid on this journey.
For the past 4 years we have proudly been one of the largest contributors to this incredible charity who come together to tackle homelessness. Every Christmas at Sky Garden our restaurants support this incredible cause with donations made from every table.
Action Against Hunger
We took part in Love Food Give Food for Action Against Hunger. Joining forces with hundreds of restaurants across the UK, we raised funds to help children worldwide survive and grow up strong. We added a voluntary £1 donation to every table’s bill supporting Action Against Hunger’s vision of a world free from hunger.
We are thrilled to partner with the lovely team at Wasteknot. Wasteknot’s ambition is to make sure farmers are paid fairly and receive proper payment for their produce at the same time as helping the hospitality sector to enhance its sustainability credentials.
STAND UP TO CANCER & Barry’s Bootcamp
We have worked with the brilliant SUTC and the dream team at Barry’s Bootcamp for 2 years – hosting hosted 2 incredible classes at the top of Sky Garden raising over £40,000 for cancer research.
rhubarb events have proudly worked with many renowned charities catering for their annual galas and supporting these worthy causes. These include but are not limited to: Make a Wish, Royal Foundation, Rays of Sunshine, Breast Cancer Now, Prince’s Trust, Sentebale
Sustainability & Wellness
RHC has a Sustainability and Wellness Committee made up of RHC ambassadors from across the business portfolio.
This committee drives initiatives and activates policies for positive change – with a focus on produce, the environment, guest experience, staff and the community.
All RHC meat suppliers provide enhanced options of Red Tractor, RSPCA & Free-Range Foods. We champion Meat Free Mondays to encourage employees to consume less meat as we recognise the effects animal agriculture is having on the environment.
RHC has signed the European Chicken Commitment (ECC), thereby committing to meet or exceed the standards set out in the ECC by 2026. Signing the ECC allows us to improve the welfare of millions of chickens used in our supply chain, whilst further demonstrating our responsible sourcing approach and ongoing commitment to animal welfare.
We are committed to sourcing sustainable fish and have removed category 4 and 5 fish from all menus. We advise clients on the sustainability of fish and encourage them to choose sustainable fish for events and functions. We work with our fish suppliers to ensure all that we procure is traceable and caught with responsible fishing methods.
We source ethical coffee, tea, sugar and chocolate with the majority being Fairtrade or Rainforest Alliance certified.
We plan to increase the number of people employed from disadvantaged backgrounds by the end of 2022. We will also be working with charities such as New Futures Network (NFN), Bounce Back and SWITCHBACK to provide employment for disadvantaged backgrounds for our new project at 22 Bishopsgate.
By the end of 2022 all employees will be encouraged to utilise 1 volunteering day per year to support a local charity of their choice.
At our new project – 22 Bishopsgate – we will be adding charity touch points throughout the building for customers to donate to various local charity schemes.
Here, we have also introduced water filtration systems as standard, reducing both the number of deliveries to the venue and the number of glass and plastic bottles being used and purchased