Footprint Awards

Since its inception in November 2010, Footprint Awards has been the barometer for sustainability and responsible business practice in the foodservice sector. Over the last seven years we have seen the level of corporate performance in this area change beyond recognition; something Footprint is very proud to have been a catalyst of.

Today, the pillars of sustainability and responsible business are accepted as clear principles in organisations up and down the supply chain, but the goal posts move constantly. What even five years ago was regarded as foresighted innovation is today regarded as the bare minimum and it is no surprise that it is the most successful businesses that have embraced the concept, changed behaviour, and are now leading the way towards a more sustainable and responsible industry.

The issues remain the same - finite resources, diminishing in the face of an expanding population. Food and water security, energy and climate are just some of the concerns amongst sustainability’s many environmental, social and economic facets; each one with an eye to the future at its heart. Add to that the social sustainability agenda which is rising ever more to the fore; the impact we are having on our constituents’ health, the living wage, gender, diversity, apprenticeships and sustainability in education.

Footprint Awards represents the annual celebration of the work that organisations in the foodservice industry and its supply chain are doing to in some way redress the balance for the benefit of themselves, their community and the industry at large. It is a celebration of initiative and innovation, of commercial imagination and endeavour that recognises those organisations leading the way.

These awards are open to businesses of all sizes and a glance at 2017’s winners by following the link below will give you an idea of the inclusive and diverse nature of the organisations participating. Entries are judged by a panel of specialists in sustainability and foodservice so if you are an organisation that is proud of an initiative or achievement in this field we would urge you to enter.

Footprint Awards 2017

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

The Special Achievement Award
Sponsored by Essential Cuisine
Winner: Charles Clover
Blue Marine Foundation

Sustainable Use of Natural Resources Award
Sponsored by Greene King
Winner: Young's Foodservice
Runner Up: Nestlé Professional

Innovations in Packaging Award
Sponsored by Tate & Lyle Sugars
Winner: Coca-Cola European Partners & Kinneir Dufort
Runner Up: National Trust

Waste Management and Reduction Award
Sponsored by SWR
Winner: WRAP
Runner Up: Vacherin

Environmentally Efficient Logistics Award
Sponsored by GreenPro
Winner: Innocent Drinks
Runner Up: Kuehne+Nagel

The RSPCA Award for commitment to Animal Welfare
Sponsored by RSPCA Assured
Winner: McDonald's 
Runner Up: The Restaurant Group

Sustainable Supplier Award
Sponsored by Innocent Drinks
Winner: CLEAN
Runner Up: Carroll's Heritage Potatoes

Energy Efficiency Award
Sponsored by Wyke Farms
Winner: Hoshizaki UK
Runner Up: Winterhalter

Sustainable Catering Equipment Manufacturer Award
Sponsored by Bidfood
Winner: Adande Refrigeration
Runner Up: Wrap Film Systems

Economic Sustainability Award
Sponsored by Kuehne+Nagel
Winner: Adnams
Runner Up: Food Cardiff (in partnership with City of Cardiff Council, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, Public Health Wales and Sport Cardiff)

Stakeholder Engagement Award
Sponsored by Nestlé Professional
Winner: Veris Strategies with Canary Wharf Management
Runner Up: Bidfood

Social Impact and Diversity Award
Sponsored by Sodexo UK & Ireland
Winner: The Clink Charity
Runner Up: Food Cardiff

Sustainability in Education Award
Sponsored by Honest
Winner: Independents by Sodexo
Runner Up: University of Brighton

The Community Vote
Sponsored by Nestlé Professional
Winner: The Pines Garden, Dover