We operate with our six core values in mind, ensuring that we build a thriving community and business for our staff. Everyone is encouraged to celebrate those who demonstrate our values in the work that they do, and we go above and beyond to provide support for those who need it.
We pride ourselves on our culture of coaching and mentoring, helping our staff to achieve their career goals and supporting them on their journey there. All of our staff go through our unique Gaucho Academy training, mastering the art of the Gaucho service, our Argentinian food and culture, and a thorough understanding of our company values.
Read more about working at Gaucho here
Our recruitment strategy aims to deliver a workforce that is truly representative of the communities in which we operate. Working closely with our charity partners, we seek to recruit 5% of our workforce from those who, due to a wide range of circumstances, would otherwise be considered disadvantaged in the employment market.
Aware of the high environmental impact of the production of our signature Argentinian beef, we are working to target, measure and act on carbon emissions. In the first project of its kind, we have undertaken a project with the Carbon Group and our supplier to gather carbon emission data all the way from our cattle farms to the beef being delivered to our restaurants. This has enabled us to begin the process of offsetting and developing long-term strategies for reducing emissions at source.
We take pride in the food and drink used across Gaucho restaurants and work closely with our suppliers to ensure traceability from farm to fork. From fruit and vegetables sourced in accordance with good agricultural practices, to carefully selected, small-scale cheese producers, and Red Tractor assured dairy farmers, we continually strive to improve the environmental standards of the ingredients we use.
Our fish supplier carries MSC Chain of Custody certification, enabling us to have traceable information about the seafood used on our menus.
We are committed to becoming a net zero business across our scope one and two emissions by 2030. To achieve this ambitious goal, we will be measuring our carbon footprint and reducing overall emissions against Science Based Targets and assessing our sustainability holistically with the Sustainable Restaurant Association membership. Gaucho is also a member of the Zero Carbon Forum, a whole industry collaboration to set a roadmap to net zero, working with our suppliers to ensure the agricultural sector achieves net zero by 2040.
We are proud to support a number of charity partners, raising vital funds and giving back to the communities we are based in. Our charity partners align with the three main aspects of our impact vision and values: supporting the disadvantaged, providing employment opportunities, and offering employee involvement. See our CSR page HERE
Ensuring that our staff are involved in supporting our charity partners and contributing to their communities is a core value at Gaucho. Every employee is given two paid days a year where they are encouraged to undertake volunteering activities with our charity partners and opportunities within their restaurant community. From distributing warm clothing to rough sleepers, cooking at soup kitchens, to participating in river clean-ups, we know that for many donating time is more powerful and meaningful than donating money.
We take pride in the relationships we have with our suppliers and understanding the supply chains that bring us our ingredients. Our suppliers form a large part of our scope 3 carbon emissions, and so we are engaging them as part of our decarbonisation strategy to look at improving environmental practices at the farm level. Giving our staff the opportunity to visit suppliers is also high on our priority list to understand the production of our food supply and the impact it has on the environment.
See our impact related press releases here.
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