At Waterside Holiday Group we are committed to embedding an attitude which puts environmental sustainability at the heart of all we do. Not only are our team fully committed to doing all they can to support our approach, but we also expect our suppliers and business partners to work with us on this too.
We try to ensure our actions and operating procedures have the least possible adverse impact on our local and global environment. Together with our suppliers and business partners, we are determined to work towards carbon neutrality and reducing the depletion of natural resources.
The distance our food ingredients have to travel before they arrive on our guests' tables is important to us. We buy local to support neighbouring suppliers, in order to lessen our environmental impact and contribute to the wider Dorset economy. Some significant examples of this are as follows:
Our fish and shellfish arrive from Bridport, just along the coast from us, courtesy of Paul at Davy's Locker, a business he founded in 1987.
Craig's Farm Dairy at Osmington have been providing milk, butter, ice cream and sorbets to the locality of over 30 years.
Jurassic Coast Meats of Dorchester specialise in producing grass-fed, free range Aberdeen Angus beef which is reared on the family farm.
There are no prizes for guessing what we source from the Fantastic Sausage Factory just down the road in Weymouth.
Portland Shellfish is a third-generation fish merchant, based in the old naval dockyard which provides access to clean water with a stable salinity perfect for holding live shellfish.
The majority of our fresh fruit and vegetables come from Graingers Food Specialists of Dorchester. Graingers is a local family-run business that has been providing quality food to the Dorset area for more than 25 years. They always try to source locally when the seasons allow, and sell Dorset cheeses and locally grown salad leaves. Graingers re-use packaging boxes, and they do not single wrap where possible to reduce plastic use. 70% of their staff have been with the company for between 15 - 25 years so they really are a family business.
You'll see from our menus that our choice of ingredients includes Dorset Blue Vinney and Dorset Red cheeses, fish fillets fried in Dorset Gold Beer, and mussels steamed in Dorset Orchard Haze cider.
The used cooking oil from our food outlets is collected and converted into bio diesel, which is environmentally friendly and reduces reliance on Petro-chemical products.
We have also replaced plastic drinking straws with paper or plant starch alternatives in all our food and drink outlets, and use recyclable and biodegradable packaging in our takeaways.
We view our work on environmental sustainability as an on going journey. We've got exciting new developments planned to improve our sustainability and reduce our environmental impact, including the reduction of single-use plastic across our parks.
This page will be updated regularly to share our progress. We welcome suggestions or questions, so please do contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org .