Bidfood (previously known as Bidvest Foodservice), which includes Swithenbank Foods (Swithenbank) and Bidvest Catering Equipment, is one of the UK’s leading foodservice distributors providing a total supply solution to hospitality industry customers nationally, across the private and public sectors. The company also supplies non-foods, such as cleaning materials and disposables, wines beers & spirits, and catering equipment lines. ​ ​ Certification by The Planet Mark of Bidfood’s UK operations has been based on a GHG assessment for the period 1st July 2018 to 30th June 2019 carried out by Bidfood and an independent verification carried out by Lucideon CICS Ltd. ​ ​ This is Bidfood’s 6th year of business carbon footprint reporting and certification to The Planet Mark. It first calculated the carbon footprint of its UK sites – 30 depots and 4 offices – for the year ending June 2014 and set a target to reduce emissions by 5% annually. This year’s footprint includes emissions from electricity, natural gas, waste, fleet diesel, business travel, estate refrigeration, estate air conditioning and fleet refrigeration for its sites: Swithenbank Foods (Swithenbank) and Bidfood Catering Equipment.​ ​ Bidfood’s total carbon footprint in year ending June 2019 was 57,748 tCO2e, a decrease of 0.4% from YE 2018. The relative carbon footprint was 12.2 tCO2e per employee, a decrease of 2.0% compared to YE 2018. ​




The Planet Mark

This is to certify that Bidfood has achieved a reduction in its carbon footprint and is committed to continous improvement in sustainability.

Valid to 30 September 2020

Steve Malkin
The Planet Mark

Sir Tim Smit KBE
The Eden Project


0.4% absolute carbon reduction

2.0% carbon reduction per employee

We are committed to reducing our carbon emmissions yearly so that together, we can all halt climate change

  • Total carbon footprint 57,748​ tCO2e
  • Reporting boundary : 1st July 2018 - 30th June 2019​
  • Emission sources : Electricity, natural gas, waste, fleet diesel, business travel, estate refrigeration, estate air conditioning, fleet and refrigeration​
  • Reporting period : 1st July 2018 - 30th June 2019​


4737 FTE employees

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