The foodservice and hospitality sector’s responsible business elite announced at Footprint Awards 2019

The cream of the foodservice and hospitality supply chain gathered tonight to hail the winners of the 2019 Footprint Awards for excellence in sustainable business practice. The Winners & Runners Up:

The Special Achievement Award Sponsored by Essential Cuisine

Winner: Celena Fernandez, Compass UK & Ireland

Sustainable Use of Natural Resources Award Sponsored by Meiko UK

Winner: Southern Water
Runner Up: Adnams

Waste Management and Reduction Award Sponsored by Sodexo UK & Ireland

Winner: Winnow
Runner Up: WRAP

Innovations in Packaging Award Sponsored by Bidfood

Winner: Panda Packaging
Runner Up: Biopak

Sustainable Supplier Award Sponsored by innocent

Winner: Brakes
Runner Up: Winnow

Economic Sustainability Award Sponsored by Quorn

Winner: McDonald’s UK with Martin Brower
Runner Up: LeanPath

Environmentally Efficient Logistics Award Sponsored by Bord Bia

Winner: Fowler Welch
Runner Up: McDonald’s UK with Martin Brower

Energy Efficiency Award Sponsored by London Linen

Winner: Adnams
Runner Up: Synergy Grill Technology

Sustainable Catering Equipment Manufacturer Award Sponsored by Nisbets

Winner: Synergy Grill Technology
Runner Up: Welbilt

Social Impact and Diversity Award Sponsored by Westminster Kingsway

Winner: CH&Co Group
Runner Up: Clarity & Co

Stakeholder Engagement Award Sponsored by Nestlé Professional

Winner: Lexington
Runner Up: Canary Wharf Group

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 behavior, 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.

Thanks to all Footprint Awards sponsors and partners. Without this support Footprint Awards would not be possible: Nestlé Professional, Bidfood, Bord Bia, Coca-Cola European Partners, Essential Cuisine, Ice Box, Hoshizaki, innocent, London Linen, Meiko, Nisbets, Quorn, Sodexo, WestminsterKingsway and Winnow.

Thanks also to our panel of judges: Julie Barker, Alistair Dillon, Vance Fairman-Smith, Mike Hanson, Eleanor Morris, Dean Pearce, Glenn Roberts and Sue Lightfoot.

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