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Bunzl Catering Supplies shortlisted for the Footprint Awards 2018

Wednesday April 11, 2018

The shortlist for the Footprint Awards 2018 has been announced and we’re excited to report that Bunzl Catering Supplies is shortlisted for the Stakeholder Engagement Award category.

Bunzl Catering Supplies has been shortlisted in recognition of our Sustainable Future e-brochure launched in July 2017, which represents over a year’s activities and achievements on Sustainable initiatives in our business. Presented under three pillars: people, customers and suppliers – the e-brochure recognises (and celebrates) collaboration and innovation that’s had a positive impact on the way we deal with waste in our business, and in the wider catering and hospitality industry.

The Footprint Awards remain the only initiative to honour the achievements of companies in the area of sustainability and responsible business practice in the out of home sector and its supply chain. These awards are open to organisations at every stage in the food supply chain from growers, producers, manufacturers and distributors, through to all hospitality and foodservice operators in both public and private sectors, their suppliers and other stakeholders such as NGOs and specialist support services.

Organised by Footprint, and judged by senior industry specialists, the Footprint Awards have become synonymous with best practice and dedication to sustainability. Now into its 8th year, the Awards have seen yet another record number of entries evidencing the increased importance placed on sustainability within the corporate policy mix.

Joanna Gilroy, Head of Sustainability, Bunzl Catering Supplies, comments, “We are delighted to be shortlisted for the Stakeholder Engagement Award category at the Footprint Awards 2018. This recognition is a fantastic testimony to the hard work and commitment from everyone involved with the launch of the Sustainable Future e-brochure in 2017. Part of the ongoing Bunzl Catering Supplies Sustainable Future programme, we are currently producing our Sustainable Future 2018 e-brochure which will be published in quarter 2 this year.”

The full shortlist:

Stakeholder Engagement Award


Bunzl Catering Supplies

Paper Cup Recovery & Recycling Group



Sustainable Use of Natural Resources Award

M&J Seafoods

Mars Foods



Innovations in Packaging Award

Cup Print


Innocent Drinks




Waste Prevention & Waste Management Award

Coca-Cola European Partners

Elior UK


Veris Strategies at Westfield



Sustainable Supplier Award

Fundamentally Sustainable Food


Mondelez International


Energy Efficiency Award

Adande Refrigeration

Hobart UK

Hoshizaki UK Ltd


Sustainable Catering Equipment Manufacturer Award

Adande Refrigeration

Hoshizaki UK Ltd

Meiko UK

Toasty Products


Economic Sustainability Award

LeanPath UK

National Trust

Waterscan and Greene King


Social Impact & Diversity Award

Mondelez International


Sodexo UK & Ireland


Sustainability in Education Award


Chartwells at Oxford Brookes University

Thomas’s Battersea

University of Brighton


The winners will be announced at the glamorous awards ceremony on 24 May 2018.