Footprint Awards 2017

The good and the great of foodservice and hospitality operators and the industry supply chain gathered together for the annual Footprint Awards celebration at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London.    

Sustainable Use of Natural Resources sponsored by Greene King

Shortlisted in this category:

  • Nestle Professional
  • Waterscan
  • Young’s Foodservice

The Runner Up: Nestle Professional for “Creating Shared Value”

Winner: Young’s Foodservice for “Project Trawlight”

Waste Management & Reduction Award sponsored by SWR

Shortlisted in this category:

  • Bunzl Catering Supplies
  • Compass Group
  • Vacherin
  • WRAP

Runner Up: Vacherin for “Waste Prevention and Waste Management at Vacherin”

Winner: WRAP for “Working Together To Take Action of Waste”

RSPCA Assured Award for commitment to Animal Welfare

 Shortlisted in this category:

  • McDonald’s
  • The Restaurant Group
  • Sodexo
  • The UK Foodhall
  • WSH

Runner Up: The Restaurant Group for “Free Range Eggs” project

Winner: McDonald’s for “Animal Welfare at McDonald’s”

Innovations in Packaging sponsored by Tate & Lyle Sugars

 Shortlisted in this category:

  • Coca-Cola European Partners & Kinneir Dufort
  • National Trust
  • Novamont
  • Smith Anderson

Runner Up: National Trust for “National Trust Compsotable Cups”

Winner: Coca-Cola European Partners & Kinneir Dufort for The Twist Bottle

Environmentally Efficient Logistics Award sponsored by GreenPro Solutions

 Shortlisted in this category:

  • Innocent
  • Kuehne & Nagel

Runner Up: Kuehne & Nagel for “Environmentally Efficient Logistics in partnership with Whitbread PLC”

Winner: innocent for “The Million Miles Project”

Sustainable Supplier Award sponsored by innocent

 Shortlisted in this category:

  • Carroll’s Heritage Potatoes
  • Nestle Professional

Runner Up: Carroll’s Heritage Potatoes for “Super Spuds”

Winner: CLEAN for “Eco-Friendly Laundry Services”

Economic Sustainability Award sponsored by Kuehne & Nagel

  • Adnams of Southwold
  • Food Cardiff (in partnership with City of Cardiff Council, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, Public Health Wales and Sport Cardiff)
  • Prestige Purchasing

Runner Up: Food Cardiff for “School Holiday Enrichment Programme”

Winner: Adnams of Southwold for “Environmental Gearing”

Social Impact & Diversity Award sponsored by Sodexo

Shortlisted in this category:

  • Brakes
  • The Clink Charity
  • Food Cardiff
  • Harbour & Jones

Runner Up: Food Cardiff

Winner: The Clink Charity

Energy Efficiency Award sponsored by Wyke Farms

Shortlisted in this category:

  • Adande
  • Hoshizaki
  • Winterhalter

Runner Up: Winterhalter for “Connected Wash”

Winner: Hoshizaki for “the Gram SuperiorPlus K72G”

Sustainable Catering Equipment Manufacturer Award sponsored by Bidfood

 Shortlisted in this category:

  • Adande
  • Wrap Film Systems
  • Winterhalter

Runner Up: Wrap Film Systems for “Wrapmaster”

Winner: Adande for ‘Setting the Standard A+”

Stakeholder Engagement Award sponsored by Nestle Professional

Shortlisted in the category:

  • Bartlett Mitchell
  • Bidfood
  • Veris Strategies & Canary Wharf Management
  • McDonald’s

Runner Up: Bidfood for “Bidfood Stakeholder Activity Programme”

Winner: Veris Stratedies for “Wake Up & Smell The Coffee”

Sustainability In Education Award sponsored by Honest

Shortlisted in this category:

  • The Clink Charity
  • Food Cardiff
  • Independents by Sodexo
  • University of Brighton

Runner Up: The University of Brighton for “Field to Fork”

Winner: Independents by Sodexo for “Green & Lean Sustainable Meals”

2017 Special Achievement Footprint Award sponsored by Essential Cuisine

This year’s nominations:

  • David Clark - Red Tractor
  • Charles Clover - Blue Marine Foundation
  • George Eustice - Former Farming Minister

Winner: Charles Clover

As an environment journalist with 30 years’ experience, the recipient of this year’s Special Achievement Award has covered virtually every issue in food sustainability. His powerful and revealing book The End of The Line and the award-winning documentary film that it inspired, brought the problems of overfishing and its impacts into public focus. He is Executive Director of Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE), an innovative marine conservation charity founded in 2010. He was Environment Editor of The Daily Telegraph for 20 years and a columnist for the Sunday Times. He also co-founded Fish2Fork, a sustainable fish restaurant website and news channel about the oceans.

2017 Footprint Awards Community Vote sponsored by Nestle Professional

Those Businesses who scored the most votes were:

  • Cross Lanes Organic Farm, County Durham
  • Green Dragon Rare Breeds Farm & Eco Centre, Buckinghamshire
  • Maitreya Social, Bristol
  • The Pines Garden Tea Room, Kent
  • Poco Café Bar, London E2
  • Riverford Field Kitchen, Devon
  • Silo Brighton, Sussex

Winner: The Pines Garden tea Room, Kent

The Inaugural Waste2Zero Awards


Sponsored by Kp Linpac

Winner: SWR at Bristol Airport

Runner Up: Wimborne War on Waste


Sponsored by Coca-Cola European Partners

Winner: Compass Group

Joint Runner Up: Elior and Prezzo


Sponsored by Huhtamaki

Winner: BaxterStorey

Runner Up: Sodexo Defence in assoc. LeanPath


Sponsored by Cawleys

 Winner: Coca-Cola European Partners

Runner Up: Le Pain Quotidien


Sponsored by LeanPath

Winner: Gather & Gather

Runner Up: Wimborne War on Waste


Sponsored by Nestle Professional

Winner: Cranswick Gourmet Pastry Co.

Runner Up: 918 Coffee Co.


Presented by WRAP

Winner: Olio Exchange

Runner Up: Fareshare


Sponsored by RPC-bpi

Winner: Winnow

Runner Up: Coca-Cola European Partners


Presented by the Foodservice Packaging Association

Winner: Fowler Welch


Presented by TRIFOCAL

Winner: 918 Coffee Co.

Runner Up: Vegware


Presented by Refill Here

Winner: Toast Ale


Sponsored by Bunzl

Winner: Café Spice Namaste

Runner Up: Cawleys


Sponsored by Winnow

Winner: Neil Whittall

Triple Bottom Line Purchasing Awards

Increasingly applied in the commercial world, Triple Bottom Line (TBL) is a business theory that measures an organisation not only by its profit, but also its impact on people and planet within its sphere of business.

This translates into the world of Procurement as purchasing with not only the single bottom line of profit, but also with close consideration of the impacts of the purchasing decision to all stakeholders in the supply and value chains, from grower/producer through to end user, together with the ecological and environmental impacts of that process.

In essence, the sustainability of the deal.

Procurement professionals operate below the line and very few still believe sustainable and responsible purchasing to be a fad. Conscious consumers, stakeholders and shareholders are most apparent, yet fiscal pressures remain more acute than ever. As a result, an arguably more astute procurement community is emerging that deserves to be recognised.

TBL provides such a platform. The awards will recognise an elite group of the most proactive individual Procurement professionals for supply chain excellence; going beyond the immediate call of buying on price, quality and service and driving sustainable practice in the supply chain in the process.

These awards for excellence in the supply chain are open to all Procurement and Supply Chain leaders in the foodservice and retail fields. From five core categories a maximum of three individuals will be acknowledged as the top performers in their category.

2018 Triple Bottom Line Purchasing Awards is launching in April.

About last year: 2017 Winners

Triple Bottom Line Purchasing Awards is the gathering of the industry's elite purchasing professionals. Last year the community of leading CPO's gathered at the Haymarket Hotel to recognise procurement excellence, in partnership with Prestige Purchasing and sponsored by Watts Farms

TBL 2017 had been the most competitive in the initiative’s three year history. Disciplines contested were:

Competitive Difference Through Supply Chain

This category looks at examples of supply chain improvements, connectivity of the supply chain in the business and innovation from suppliers, differentiated product from producers, supply provenance, introduction of improved sustainable practices improving customer response and revenues being grown as a result.

The Winner: The National Trust

The Runner Up: Harbour & Jones

Efficient Logistics

This category examines the reduction in the number of deliveries and maximisation of drop value, consolidation of deliveries from multiple suppliers, efficient logistics solutions for upstream sourcing, whole logistics chain management, more efficient and timely supply chains, reduction of air, sea and road miles, lower carbon and reduced congestion.

The Winner: Rank Group

The Runner Up: Harbour & Jones

Ethical Procurement

This discipline requires operational excellence in higher level industry standards and welfare schemes, adoption, ethics within business recesses, transparency throughout the whole supply chain, audit and certification of working conditions, responsible and higher integrity activity, maintenance of labour and human rights and elimination of fraud and corruption.

The Winner: Casual Dining Group

The Runner Up: The Restaurant Group

Energy & Natural Resources

Judges in this category were looking for evidence of merit in reduction in consumption of energy through technology or change of cultural behaviour with the business and supply chain, adaptation or change to more sustainable or environmentally friendly energy sources, responsible use of energy and natural resources, evidence of good husbandry, transparency with the whole supply chain, audit/certification of utilisation and responsible, high integrity activity.

The Winner: Le Pain Quotidien

The Runner Up: The National Trust

David Read, chairman of Prestige Purchasing and head judge said of this years results: “Compared to many other disciplines within the business world, purchasing and supply chain talent remains relatively unrecognised despite delivering huge value. The TBL awards aim to change that, as they’re the only awards programme in foodservice supply management, fulfilling a critical role in recognising and showcasing innovation and excellence.”

We would like to thank the team of TBL Judges Andy Milner director of procurement & supply chain at WSH, Mike Attwood purchasing & supply chain director at EIPC and Andrew Sharp regional director of supply chain, Western Europe at Gate Gourmet.

We would particularly like to give thanks to our sponsor Watts Farms, without whom this initiative would not be possible.

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