The shortlist for Footprint Awards has been announced, revealing the foodservice and hospitality sector’s leading responsible business initiatives.
Footprint Awards remains the only initiative to honour the achievements of companies in the area of sustainability and responsible business practice. These awards are open to organisations at every stage in the food supply chain from growers, producers, manufacturers and distributors, through to all hospitality and foodservice operators in both public and private sectors, their suppliers and other stakeholders such as NGOs and specialist support services.
Organised by Footprint, and judged by senior industry peers, the Footprint Awards have become synonymous with best practice and dedication to sustainability. Now into its second half decade, the Awards have seen yet another record number of entries evidencing the increased importance placed on sustainability within the corporate policy mix.
There are 13 awards in total, 11 open to nominations, and two – the Community Vote and Special Achievement Award, which are in the hands of the public and a special team of Footprint judges.
The shortlists for the award categories open to nominations in alphabetical order are:
Sustainable Use of Natural Resources Award
Eau de Vie
The Garden Cider Company
Innovations in Packaging Award
International Paper Foodservice Europe
Waste Management & Reduction Award
House of Lords
Environmentally Friendly Logistics Award
Kuehne + Nagel
McDonald’s UK & Martin Brower UK
Sodexo UK & Ireland
Sustainable Sourcing Award
The National Trust
Sustainable Supplier Award*
The Ethical Shellfish Company
GrowUp Urban Farms
The London Linen Group
*More than 4 entries in the shortlist due to record entries and tied scores
Sustainable Catering Equipment Manufacturer Award
Eau de Vie
Economic Sustainability Award
Stakeholder Engagement Award
Compass UK & Ireland
Unilever Food Solutions
Social Impact & Diversity Award
Sodexo UK & Ireland
Sustainability in Education
University of Brighton
University of Leeds
University of Wolverhampton
Footprint’s Nick Fenwicke-Clennell commented: “We are so proud of the support we have received through an ever increasing number of entries from an expanding number of business within the food sector. We have always said that Footprint Awards is a barometer of responsible business activity in our sector and what’s clear more than ever is that those not meaningfully engaged in sustainability are being left behind.“
Charles Miers added “The judges have been hugely complimentary about the industry’s endeavours this year. There is evidence of ‘standout’ activity. As one judges remarked ‘only by recognising the disrupters can we change the naturally accepted norms’. Clearly the avant-garde of sustainability in foodservice and hospitality are pushing the boundaries with greater impetus more than ever before”.
The Footprint Awards dinner will take at Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill Thursday 26th May. To book tickets please CLICK HERE