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January 2016

Footprint Forum: Ethics in Education in association with TUCO supported by Fairtrade

January 29, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Woburn House, 20 Tavistock Square
WC1H 9HG,WC1H 9HGUnited Kingdom
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The attitude towards ethical marques has shifted over the last 3 years. Although accreditations remain an important feature in the sustainability landscape businesses approach to them has shifted.  The attitude towards ethical marques has shifted over the last 3 years. Although accreditations remain an important feature in the sustainability landscape, business's approach to them has shifted. Footprint Forum convened in March of 2011 to discuss “Preparing for a change in the ethical landscape” Much of what was predicted at this…

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May 2016

Footprint Awards 2016

May 26, 2016 @ 6:45 pm - 11:55 pm
Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill, 30 Portman Square
London,W1H 7BHUnited Kingdom
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Since its inception in 2011, Footprint Awards has been the barometer for sustainability and responsible business practice in the foodservice sector and has seen the level of performance in this area change beyond recognition. Today, these two pillars are accepted as clear business principals in organisations up and down the supply chain, but the goal posts move constantly. What 5 years ago was regarded as foresighted innovation is today regarded as the bare minimum and it is no surprise that…

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June 2016

Footprint Forum: Water – Why Worry TWO in association with innocent

June 14, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Fruit Towers, 342 Ladbroke Grove
London,W10 5BUUnited Kingdom
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You couldn’t make it up….On the morning of the first Footprint Forum: Water – Why Worry? back in 2011, the Environment Secretary announced an official drought. In response, the then head of the National Farmers Union Sir Peter Kendall said “Let’s make sure we make food production a priority”. This not only shows how reliant British agriculture is on water but also, by default, highlights how fragile our global water system is; if food production is putting a strain on…

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September 2016

Footprint Forum: Innovation in distribution in association with Kuehne & Nagel

September 22, 2016 @ 3:00 pm

Road haulage accounts for a fifth of the EU’s total CO2 emissions. The transport of food is responsible for 19 million tonnes of carbon. Yet progress to date on the "greening" of logistics has been led by commercial gain rather than carbon cutting. Foodservice is increasingly being held to account for its supply chain, and logistics is going to come under the spotlight. This Forum will address the challenges and opportunities presented by sustainability innovation across logistics. It will help to…

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October 2016

Footprint Forum: A Fat Load of Use – Foodservice & the Childhood Obesity Strategy in association with CH&Co Group

October 11, 2016 @ 3:00 pm
28 Portland Place, 28 Portland Place
London,W1B 1LYUnited Kingdom
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It is without question that the foodservice industry has a duty of care to its customers and in many quarters valuable steps are being taken to improve health, vitality and wellbeing through communication, education and the introduction and promotion of nutritionally balanced healthy meals. It is also without question that having spent time and not a little money in supporting the government’s Public Health Responsibility Deal, many organisations feel pretty let down by its demise. The PHRDs replacement, the Childhood…

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November 2016

Triple Bottom Line Purchasing Awards 2016

November 24, 2016 @ 6:45 pm - 11:00 pm
Haymarket Hotel, 1 Suffolk Place
London,SW1Y 4HXUnited Kingdom
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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…

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December 2016

Footprint Forum: Food Authenticity in Foodservice – Regulation & Risk in association with Leatherhead Food

December 15, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Since 2013 there has been far greater impetus for companies to drill down into their food supply chains to gain greater understanding, with food crime now high on their risk list. The Food Standards Agency formed its National Food Crime Unit as policeman, linking other bodies across the country and Europe. The NFCU recently claimed that there were more than 20 organised crime groups involved in some aspect of food fraud in the UK. Allowing for this greater focus on…

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January 2017

Health & Vitality Honours 2017

January 26 @ 12:15 pm - 4:00 pm
The Long Room, Lord's Cricket Ground
London,NW8 8QNUnited Kingdom
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Health & Vitality Honours is the platform for businesses to showcase best practice and help create a greater transparency on the social issues of health and nutrition throughout the foodservice supply chain. The scheme is designed to recognise excellence in this area by operators in both the cost and profit sectors of the industry and in the organisations that supply them. It also aims to promote the manufacture of healthier products, the implementation of healthy living programmes in foodservice and…

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April 2017

Launch of Tate & Lyle Sugars Blueprint For Better Ethical Storytelling Report

April 24 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
4th Floor, 10 Bedford Street, London WC2E 9HE, United Kingdom + Google Map

The report identies how to communicate ethics effectively in foodservice to allow consumers to act on their desire to use ethical credentials as a differentiating factor when choosing where to eat.

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May 2017

Compass Designed With Health In Mind Report Launch

May 3 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Westminster, London SW1P 3EE,

A psychological approach to helping consumers make healthier choices in foodservice. Footprint Intelligence was commissioned to conduct a piece of independent research on how to use the psychology of healthier eating to encourage consumers to eat more healthily in foodservice by Compass Group UK & Ireland. The research for this report comprised of a mix of desk-based research and semi-structured interviews with foodservice experts and psychologists, as well as other opinion leaders linked to industry. In total, over 60 experts…

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Footprint Roundtable: The Future Of Food In A Fraudulent World

May 17 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
1 Southampton Row, London WC1B 5HA,

Footprint Awards 2017

May 25 @ 6:45 pm - 11:00 pm
RIBA, 66 Portland Place
London, London W1B 1ADUnited Kingdom
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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…

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