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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 Café Spice Namasté were all revealed as category winners, each taking home a TBL Award – the ultimate recognition for leadership and innovation in procurement.

Triple Bottom Line theory, which measures an organisation by its profit, its impact on its communities and the way it operates for the benefit of the environment, is becoming an increasingly important business practice as the issue of supply chain integrity continues to be a focus for the wider industry.

The TBL Awards was launched to showcase those organisations that demonstrate best practice, and to drive awareness of both the challenges of securing a sustainable supply chain and the solutions available.

“The food supply chain has been the subject of negative headlines for some time, but what we don’t see very often is the good so many companies are doing in this area,” comments Charles Miers, CEO of Footprint.

“TBL15 showcases the very best initiatives, and the company’s behind them who are driving forward a new, responsible way of thinking and doing business. We want to show that doing business the ‘right way’ isn’t just about being nice but is a valid economic approach – there is huge opportunity in triple bottom line practices.

“We hope our winners tonight will help inspire the Foodservice Industry at large to join the conversation, share their thoughts, and concerns, around the challenges and start making even the smallest changes to their policies for the benefit of the entire supply chain.”

David Read CEO of Prestige Purchasing added: “Driving responsibility in supply chains is one of the principles on which Prestige Purchasing was founded. We are delighted that so many great organisations entered this scheme and are delighted to see excellence in procurement and supply chain being recognized in our industry.”

Value Chain Management

Winner: National Trust

Runner-up: Café Spice Namaste

Efficient Logistics

Winner: Kuehne & Nagel

Runner-up: TGI Fridays

Competitive Difference through Supply Chain

Winner: McDonald’s Restaurants

Runner-up: WSH Ltd

Energy & Natural Resources

Winner: McDonald’s Restaurants

Ethical Procurement

Winner: Café Spice Namaste

Runner-up: Sodexo UK & Ireland