We are delighted to be crowned Sustainable Business of the Year at the Edie 2018 Sustainability Leaders Awards.
Fighting off stiff competition from global brands and multi-nationals, including Adnams, IKEA, The Coal Authority and Timberland, our sustainability initiatives and programmes were praised for a proactive approach to find innovative sustainable solutions.
One programme recognised by the judges was ‘Green Flash’. A suite of 20-30 minute, peer-led training sessions covering broad topics such as ‘Energy & Water Efficiency in Your Location’. As well as specific projects like ‘Marine Stewardship Chain of Custody for Sustainable Fish and Food Waste Minimisation and Reporting’.
Judges were impressed that we have been segregating, weighing and reporting all food waste that we have produced since 2014. This is now practiced at over 900 sites and has resulted in a 39% reduction in food waste across our business.
Mike Hanson, Head of Sustainable Business, said: “This is an incredible achievement for our team and testament to the work we’ve been doing to establish sound sustainable practices since we launched our agenda in 2006.
“It’s great that our sustainability programme has been further recognised by the industry and we are proud of be part of a wider movement working towards a greener environment.
“We still have big plans including developing our strategy to support the 17 UN sustainable development goals. Subsequently, we have now committed to procure 100% renewable electricity across our business by 2020.”