Now in its fourth year, Footprint Drinks Sustainability Awards is the barometer for ESG and responsible business practice for the drinks industry in the out of home sector.
More than ever before, organisations in the drinks sector must shout out about their corporate sustainability initiatives and the 2022 cycle of Footprint Drinks Sustainability Awards is now open and awaiting your entries!
Few industries rely on raw materials, water, energy and packaging as much as those involved in the production of alcohol and soft drinks. Carbon outputs through manufacturing processes and distribution, not to mention the waste implications, are evidence of a global industry with a huge collective responsibility that is arguably more beholden to climate and environmental conditions than many others. Add to that the social agenda; the impact the drinks industry has on its constituents’ health, with the effects of excess alcohol and sugar consumption taking increasing chunks out of the NHS budget, along with other social aspects such as the living wage, gender, diversity and worker welfare.
The ESG agenda is just so important in general and this is true for this sector in particular. The consumer is increasingly knowledgeable when it comes to sustainable business practice and it is now glaringly obvious that those organisations in the industry with a perceived environmental or ethical positive, will be the winners going forward.
Footprint Drinks Sustainability Awards gives organisations the opportunity to show to their customers and the public at large, the steps they have taken to make their own contribution to the sustainability of both industry and planet.
How you manage your energy, waste or packaging; your sourcing, use of resources or logistics. Perhaps you have community impact initiatives or have promoted the social agenda in your organisation? Are you a sustainable producer or manufacturer who sees the On Trade as a key market?
These awards are open to drinks businesses, suppliers and stakeholders of all sizes operating in the On Trade: brand, manufacturer, supply chain, distributor or operator. Entries are judged by a panel of specialists in ESG, the drinks industry and hospitality, so if you are an organisation that is proud of an initiative or achievement in this field we would urge you to enter.
The deadline for entries is July 4th. Winners will be announced at the Footprint Drinks Sustainability Awards Dinner on Wednesday 21st September 2022 at The Royal Institute British Architects (RIBA) in Portland Place, London W1.
Footprint Awards Drinks Sustainability Awards Dinner
21st September 2022
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
66 Portland Place
Entry through the Grace Gate only
Nearest Tubes: Great Portland Street or Oxford Circus
Book Tickets HERE