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Triple Bottom Line Award winners announced

The winners of the 2016 Triple Bottom Line Awards for Excellence in the Supply Chain have been announced at a high profile dinner, attended by the great and good of the industry’s procurement professionals, hosted by corporate sustainability champion Footprint and in association with Brakes and Prestige Purchasing. The National Trust, Kuehne+Nagel, McDonald’s Restaurants and…
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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.

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Organic food on the up again – but how far can it go?

DESPITE STRONG sales growth, work is needed to exploit the potential of a sector whose market share remains small. The latest annual retail sales figures have the Soil Association popping open the organic champagne.   The Nielsen figures, for the 52 weeks ending August 15th 2015, showed growth of 3% compared with the previous year. That…
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News review

More Scottish food please, Bidvest sustainability update, Hospitality delivers 10% of GDP, Keep big portions out of reach, Tea certification failures....                     NFUS challenges foodservice   Scotland’s farming union will approach foodservice and catering companies asking them to spell out their commitments to Scottish agriculture. The move follows Brakes’ announcement…
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Brakes’ fish pledge means sustainable fish for millions

BRAKES HAS taken a Sustainable Fish Cities pledge.                        Millions of UK schoolchildren, hospital patients, workplaces and restaurant diners are to be served only demonstrably sustainable fish, thanks to the pledge signed today by Brakes, the UK's largest food wholesale supplier.   The Sustainable Fish Cities…
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Brakes reduces environmental impact with packaging change

BRAKES IS in the process of changing all of their white cardboard packaging to unbleached brown packaging as part of their ongoing commitment to the environment and growing the company in a sustainable way. Using unbleached natural cardboard reduces the environmental impact of Brakes packaging by removing the bleaching stage from the manufacturing process.   All…
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Foodservice industry called on to increase health and wellbeing policies

FOOTPRINT AND Eating Better join forces to engage businesses on showcasing best practice around sustainable diets and the cost effectiveness it can deliver.                     Senior officials representing the UK’s leading foodservice companies, industry organisations and the Department of Health gathered today [15th July] to debate the…
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MSC celebrates World Oceans Day with Seafood Sustainability Awards 2014

TO CELEBRATE World Oceans Day (June 8th) and marking its 15th anniversary, the Marine Stewardship Council has announced a new series of awards for the foodservice sector.                   The awards recognise the leadership position taken by UK companies that are helping to transform the world’s oceans to…
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Footprint Awards 2014 Winners Announced

THE WINNERS of the fourth annual Footprint Awards were last night [22nd May] finally revealed at a glittering ceremony at the prestigious East Wintergarden, after a series of recounts due to nail-bitingly close judging scores across the categories. In an unprecedented turn of events, which organisers hailed as another sign that entry standards in 2014…
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