Sydney Council’s ‘Ethical food policy”

Sydney City Council has created guidelines for buying food for Council purposes.

The Guide says:

“The City of Sydney recognises the importance of healthy, safe and sustainable food to the general health and wellbeing of our community and our environment.

In line with Sustainable Sydney 2030, the City of Sydney intends to lead by example in promoting and providing sustainable, healthy and cruelty-free food choices to our employees, residents and external visitors.  By choosing sustainable foods and minimizing food wastage in Council’s services we can have a positive impact on our local and global environment – and our health.

These guidelines seek to provide useful information to assist all staff in making informed choices on sustainable catering that adheres to food safety guidelines.  This document is to be read in conjunction with the Staff Catering Procedure.


Sustainable Sydney 2030 includes programs to increase the amount of locally produced, healthy food available to our residents and communities.  In keeping with this vision, locally produced, organic, non-GM (genetically modified) and seasonal foods should be requested of caterers and used in preference.”

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