LAUNCH OF GREGGS ALLERGY FORUM
A CORPORATE PARTNERSHIP TO EMBED BEST PRACTICE
“Together, working with The Allergy Team, we continue to create an environment where customers with food allergies feel welcomed, valued, and confident in our ability to address their needs.”
The Allergy Team is delighted to have partnered with Greggs to launch a new colleague Allergy Forum.
For businesses, getting your whole team on board with allergy management is really important for keeping your customers safe and supporting your staff at work.
An Allergy Forum spreads awareness, encourages collective responsibility for allergy safety and gives agency to employees with an interest in this common medical condition. It also promotes inclusivity so that your customers with food allergy feel welcome and valued.
Roisin Currie, Chief Executive Greggs, says: “Greggs is proud to announce the introduction of our Allergy Forum, a testament to our unwavering dedication to food safety and the well-being of our valued customers. We recognise the vital importance of effectively communicating information about food allergies and regardless of our roles within the business, whether a team member in our shops, on the shop floor in a manufacturing site, in logistics operations, or working at Greggs House, we all share the responsibility. When shopping with us, our customers place immense trust in our brand, and it is our collective duty to ensure they can enjoy their favourites safely. The Allergy Forum will serve as a platform to promote awareness, foster a culture of collective responsibility for allergy safety, provide colleagues with knowledge and a space where we can learn from each other. Together, working with The Allergy Team, we continue to create an environment where customers with food allergies feel welcomed, valued, and confident in our ability to address their needs.”
The Greggs Allergy Forum will work to:
- Embed and enhance allergen awareness throughout the business
- Share best-practice around managing food allergies
- Share key colleague feedback and suggestions with senior management
Who can join the Greggs Allergy Forum?
Colleagues working in Greggs’ shops, at a manufacturing or logistics site, on the road, head office or those with personal experience of living with food allergy, are being encouraged to join.
If you work for Greggs and would like to get involved, please email us.
It is important that a range of perspectives feed into the Forum and that it reflects the diverse workforce at the company.
How will the Forum operate?
The Greggs Allergy Forum will meet throughout the year, chaired by The Allergy Team. The Allergy Team supports hundreds of families living with food allergy – we will share our expertise where appropriate and moderate the discussion to ensure these sessions are collaborative, thought-provoking and have lasting value.
INTERESTED IN RUNNING AN ALLERGY FORUM AT YOUR BUSINESS?
We would love to discuss setting up an Allergy Forum for your business or supporting you with allergy comms, training or consultancy.