ARAMARK HAS received a prestigious sustainability award recognising its work at the London 20102 Olympics and Paralympics.
The RP Global Sustainability Award was presented to Aramark at the Beyond London 2012 Awards, attended by Lord Coe and Boris Johnson, among others. The awards are managed by Beyond Sport, a global organisation which develops and supports to use of sport to support social change.
In their citation, the judges said of Aramark: “Sustainability was placed at the heart of the operation – a first for global catering – and succeeded in going beyond the LOCOG [London Organising Committee for the Olympics Games] sustainability guidelines around food, venue, waste management and employee training.”
Aramark’s Culinary Director for London 2012, Gerard O’Sullivan, was presented with the award by Liz Johnson, bronze-medal-winning swimmer for Great Britain at the Paralympics.
At the event, Lord Coe said: “London 2012 gave this country a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to boost sport’s place as the unseen social worker. As we focus on securing a strong legacy and look to the future it is important that those programmes and projects which have successfully capitalised on the opportunity are rewarded, and that the UK does not lose sight of the future opportunities in this area. That is why awards such as these, that show the strong legacy that is in place, are so important.”