ARAMARKS CORPORATE responsibility and training director Val Carter has been awarded game changer status by Business in the Community (BITC).
BITC, which is celebrating its 30th year of campaigning on responsible business issues, launched the one-off game changers accolade to honour inspirational individuals who have managed to raise standards and make a lasting impact on both the businesses where they operate and on the work, knowledge and capacity of BITC.
Aramark's corporate responsibility activities include the global Aramark Building Community volunteering programme and lead sponsorship of City Year in London, a youth and education charity which recruits 18-25 year olds to work in schools in deprived communities.
Val Carter said: "Responsible businesses are successful businesses. Client, customers, partners and staff will proactively favour companies which act in an ethical manner, and rightly so. Business in the Community is an important vehicle to share ideas and best practice in corporate responsibility and we are proud to be active members."
BITC chief executive Stephen Howard added: "Without the energy and passion of Game Changers like Val Carter, I doubt very much if the UK responsible business movement would be quite so mature. They truly deserve this recognition which I hope will act as an inspiration to others."
Sodexos corporate citizenship manager Thomas Jelley is another member of the foodservice industry to have received the accolade.