Footprint Awards - winners announced

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The Staff Canteen

Editor 23rd May 2014
Last night in London at the East Wintergarden tensions were high as the winners of the 5th Footprint Awards were announced with standards so high the judges had a difficult time deciding. In an unprecedented turn of events, which organisers hailed as another sign that entry standards in 2014 were exceptionally high, the scores across all categories had to be checked against key criteria three times as the numbers were so tight. Waste Management & Reduction Award - Coca-Cola Judges commented that it had been “extremely tough to pick just one winner from all the entries, when so many deserved recognition of the achievements they had made in the past year.” The Footprint Awards are the only scheme of its kind, recognising the outstanding sustainability achievements of businesses - great and small - throughout the foodservice supply chain. Winners on the night included some of the biggest names in the foodservice and hospitality industries such as Coca-Cola, WRAP and Aramark & Chef Direct whilst Café Muse at Manchester Museum, took home the Community Vote Award proving that you don’t have to be big to be making a big impact. The winners of the awards are carefully selected by a panel of expert judges, using strict criteria to measure the sustainable impact of each product, company or service. Speaking at the event Nick Fenwicke-Clennell, CEO of Footprint said: “Five years on from the first Footprint Awards and I’m delighted to see the progression and number of businesses who are helping to put sustainability at the forefront of the foodservice industry. Whether it’s in the area of natural resource, energy or waste, the sustainability campaigns and initiatives being pioneered by companies large and small have become intrinsic to business.” As ever the Footprint Awards continued to push the boundaries of the sustainability story by placing a red Massey Fergusson agricultural tractor in the heart of the East Wintergarden, and presenting guests with a live dashboard that contained real time facts and figures about the responsibility, sustainability and provenance of all aspects of the Footprint Awards menu. The brand new technology was created with the help of Green10 and Winnow Solutions and is the first of its type to showcase the sustainability of such an event.

The full list of winners is:

Sustainable Use of Natural Resources Award Winner: The Caterers Linen Supply Runner-up: Mara Seaweed Waste Prevention and Management Award Winner: Coca-Cola Enterprises Runner-up: Lexington Catering Environmentally Efficient Logistics Award Winner: Aramark & Chef Direct Runner-up: Bidvest 3663 Responsible Sourcing Award Winner: Ampersand Runner-up: The University of Manchester Sustainable Supplier Award Winner: The London Linen Group Runner-up: Huhtamaki Energy Efficiency Award Winner: Wyke Farms Runner-up: Court Catering Equipment Sustainable Catering Equipment Manufacturer Award Winner: Victor Manufacturing Runner-up: Gram UK Economic Sustainability Award Winner: Wyke Farms Runner-up: The Spirit Pub Company Stakeholder Engagement Award Winner: WRAP Runner-up: Solo Cup Europe Social Impact and Diversity Award Winner: Enterprise Inns Runner-up: CH&Co Sustainability in Education Award Winner: Durham University Runner-up: University of Brighton Community Vote Award Winner: Café Muse at Manchester Museum Runner-up: Green Man Inn at Brackley Hatch Special Achievement Award Winner: Nicki Fisher, Pret A Manger The headline sponsor for the 2014 Footprint Awards is Nestlé Professional. Other sponsors include: Spirit, Kuehne + Nagel, Red Tractor, CH&Co, TUCO, Sodexo, Essential Cuisine and Stalbridge Linen.

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 23rd May 2014

Footprint Awards - winners announced