Footprint Awards 2014 - shortlist announced

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Editor 24th April 2014
For the fourth year running entry levels to the annual Footprint Awards have broken previous records; in the industry’s only scheme that celebrates achievement throughout the entire food supply chain. The record quantity, as well as the quality of submissions received, is indicative of the extent to which responsible business practices are being embedded in foodservice and hospitality corporate agenda, say organisers. Nick Fenwicke-Clennell, Footprint Media Group CEO commented: “The sheer number and quality of entries demonstrates that the way our industry perceives sustainability has changed enormously in recent years. The very notion of sustainability having once been a ‘buzz word’ has become outdated. “This shortlist is testament to the fact that it is now a critical issue very much embedded in business plans and acknowledged as an area that can really add value to operations.  However, this is by no means a fait accompli.  The goalposts continue to move and there is certainly no room for complacency for those organisations who want to continue to make their mark in this area.” The news that previous records have been broken comes as the eagerly anticipated shortlists for the 2014 awards are announced. 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 11 award categories open to nominations are: Sustainable Use of Natural Resources Award Bidvest 3663 London Linen Group Mara Seaweed  Waste Management and Reduction Award Brakes Coca-Cola Enterprises Lexington Catering Nestlé Professional Winnow Solutions Environmentally Friendly Logistics Award Aramark & Chef Direct Bidvest 3663 Spirit Pub Company Sustainable Sourcing Award Ampersand Court Catering The University of Manchester Sustainable Supplier Award Delphis Eco Huhtamaki London Linen Group Uptown Biodiesel Wyke Farms  Energy Efficiency Award Court Catering Quintex Wyke Farms Sustainable Catering Equipment Manufacturer Award Active Food Solutions Electrolux Professional Gram UK Victor Manufacturing Winterhalter  Economic Sustainability Award Enterprise Inns Spirit Pub Company Wyke Farms Stakeholder Engagement Award Green10 Solocup Europe WRAP Social Impact and Diversity Award Centreplate CH&Co Compass Group Enterprise Inns Sodexo Sustainability in Education University of Brighton University of Durham University of Manchester   Nominees for the Community Vote and Special Achievement Award will be announced later this month. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony to be held at East Wintergarden in London, on 22nd May 2014. For tickets click here.

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 24th April 2014

Footprint Awards 2014 - shortlist announced