Food service supplier Brakes has scooped the ICAEW Corporate Responsibility Award in the National Business Awards. The awards attracted more than 150 finalists across 17 categories, and Brakes beat nine rivals to win its accolade.
The judges were impressed by Brakes' policies and achievements in minimising its impact on the environment. They concluded that its strategies - reducing food miles, responsible sourcing, reducing its carbon footprint and supporting local communities - had helped drive change and awareness in the industry both nationally and locally.
"This award underlines our commitment to delivering the highest possible levels of service to our customers in a responsible and sustainable way," commented group chief executive officer Frank McKay.
Brakes' food development and innovation director Heidi Easby is pictured with ICAEW's Michael Izza.
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