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Footprint Awards 2023 Winner’s Announced

Sustainability was the focus last night as the out of home food sector gathered at RIBA in Central London to discover the winners of the 2023 Footprint Awards for sustainability excellence, headlined sponsored by Nestlé Professional. Companies large and small were up against each other to compete for the famous black stone which after over a dozen years of competition can now be seen in the reception areas of many of the leading lights in the out of home sector’s sustainability community.

The Winners & Highly Commended:

Waste Management and Reduction Award

Sponsored by Novati

Winner: KFC UK&I

Highly Commended: Gather & Gather

Innovations in Packaging Award

Sponsored by KP

Winner: Coca-Cola Europacific Partners

Highly Commended: Westpak Group

Sustainable Supplier Award

Sponsored by Compass Group UK & I

Winner: Quorn

Highly Commended: Ramco UK 

Environmentally Efficient Logistics Award

Sponsored by CH&Co

Winner: Brakes

Highly Commended: Nestlé Professional

Sustainability Labelling Awards

Sponsored by Foodprint from Nutritics

Winner: Eurest

Highly Commended: Aramark Northern Europe

Economic Sustainability Award

Sponsored by Nestlé Professional

Winner: Adnams

Highly Commended: Ramco UK

Sustainability in Education Award

Sponsored by Fresh Direct

Winner: Shetland Islands Council

Highly Commended: Sodexo in partnership with Oasis Community Learning

Energy Efficiency Award

Sponsored by Sodexo UK & Ireland

Winner: Zero Carbon Forum

Highly Commended: Synergy Grill Technology

Sustainable Catering Equipment Manufacturer Award

Sponsored by Nestlé Professional

Winner: KFE

Highly Commended: Synergy Grill Technology

Social Impact and Diversity Award

Sponsored by Coca-Cola Europacific Partners

Winner: CH&Co

Highly Commended: KFC UK&I

Higher Animal Welfare in Foodservice

Sponsored by RSPCA Assured

Winner: M&S Cafés

Sustainable Use of Natural Resources Award

Sponsored by Ramco

Winner: FAI Farms & McDonalds

Highly Commended: Nestlé Professional

Stakeholder Engagement Award

Winner: Foodbuy UK

Highly Commended: CH&Co

The Special Achievement Award

Winner: Robin Sundaram, Nestlé UK

Thanks to all Footprint Awards sponsors and partners. Without this support Footprint Awards would not be possible: Nestlé Professional, CH&Co, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, Company of Cooks, Foodprint from Nutritics, Fresh Direct, Klöckner Pentaplast (KP), Novati, RSPCA Assured, Sodexo UK & Ireland and partners, Ramco UK. 

Thanks also to our panel of judges: Cliona Duffy, Celena Fernandez, Bob Gordon. Dave Gudgeon, Mike Hanson, Emma Hill, Glenn Roberts, Pete Statham, Robin Sundaram and Steve Travis.

About Footprint Awards

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 9 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.

Footprint Awards represents the annual celebration of the work that organisations in the foodservice industry 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.