Footprint Awards Shortlist 2016 announced – Are You Amongst the Best of the Best?

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

Coca-Cola Enterprises

Eau de Vie

The Garden Cider Company

Rhug Estate

Innovations in Packaging Award

Aramark

International Paper Foodservice Europe

Vegware

Waste Management & Reduction Award

House of Lords

Toast Ale

Vegware

Winnow

Environmentally Friendly Logistics Award

Bidvest Foodservice

Kuehne + Nagel

McDonald’s UK & Martin Brower UK

Sodexo UK & Ireland

Sustainable Sourcing Award

CH&Co Group

Daylesford Organic

The National Trust

River Cottage

Sustainable Supplier Award*

Brakes

The Ethical Shellfish Company

GrowUp Urban Farms

The London Linen Group

Nestlé Professional

Winterhalter UK

*More than 4 entries in the shortlist due to record entries and tied scores

Sustainable Catering Equipment Manufacturer Award

Eau de Vie

Manitowoc Foodservice

Meiko UK

Winnow

Economic Sustainability Award

Waterscan

JJ Foodservice

Power Solutions

Stakeholder Engagement Award

Bartlett Mitchell

Compass UK & Ireland

McDonald’s UK

Unilever Food Solutions

Social Impact & Diversity Award

Cardiff Council

The Clink

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

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