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Compass wins Environmentally Friendly Logistics Award

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Compass Group has been awarded the Environmentally Friendly Logistics Award at the Footprint awards ceremony at RIBA, London.

The awards recognise sustainability throughout the foodservice supply chain.

Compass implemented a Green and Simple strategy after reviewing some of its key supply routes in order to improve efficiency. By identifying and consolidating some of its core suppliers and allocating a single distribution path Compass was able to enhance the efficiency of its supply routes, and reduced its carbon emissions across Ireland by 1,700 tonnes.

Other winners included some of the biggest names in the foodservice and hospitality industries such as 3663 and Pret, while smaller companies showed they could hold their own with independent eco-packaging manufacturer Vegware scooping both the ‘Sustainable Supplier’ and ‘Innovations in Packaging’ awards.

Winners of the Community Vote awards were picked by means of peer-voting, while the other 12 categories were chosen by a panel of expert judges, using strict criteria to measure the sustainable impact of the product or service.

Nick Fenwicke-Clennell, CEO of Footprint Media Group said: “This year’s award winners demonstrate just how far the agenda has moved on since the inaugural Footprint Awards in 2011. Whether it’s in the area of natural resource, energy or waste, the campaigns and initiatives being pioneered by companies large and small are on the one hand increasingly sophisticated while on the other hand, seemingly becoming ‘second nature’ for companies. It will be interesting to see just how far we have moved on when it comes to judging next year’s awards.”

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