Food service suppliers and distributors won seven of the 14 categories in the http://www.caterersearch.com/Articles/2010/12/16/336410/Footprint-Awards-launched-for-UK-food-service.htm" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer">inaugural Footprint Awards, the first designed to reward sustainability and environmental excellence in the foodservice sector.
Overall winners included suppliers Gram (for its Compact range of refrigeration), Greenvale, Space Catering Equipment, Nestlé Professional, the Paper Pallet Company and wholesale distributors Brakes and Creed Foodservice.
Among the runners-up were distributors 3663 (for two categories), Reynolds, and Creed Foodservice; suppliers Cafédirect, Alpro Soya, Llanllyr Water Company, Winterhalter, Meiko, and Dudson; and food-sourcing specialist Partners in Purchasing.
The awards were open to all parts of the food service supply chain, from suppliers and distributors to caterers and hotels.
THE FULL LIST OF WINNERS
Sustainable Use of Natural Resources Award (sponsored by BaxterStorey)
Winner: Greenvale, for its Cascade Water Recycling System
Runner-up: Alpro Soya
Environmentally Efficient Logistics Award (sponsored by Nestlé Professional)
Winner: Brakes, for its 'Going The Extra Mile' programme
Joint runners-up: 3663 and Reynolds
Innovations in Packaging Award (sponsored by Huhtamaki)
Winner: Paper Pallet Company, for its new pallet development
Runner-up: Llanllyr Water Company
Energy Efficiency Award (sponsored by the Members of the Footprint Forum)
Winner: Creed Foodservice
Sustainable Sourcing Award (sponsored by Bartlett Mitchell)
Winner: Nestlé Professional, for its 'The Cocoa Plan'
Best Sustainable Catering Equipment Manufacturer (sponsored by CH&Co)
Winner: Gram, for its Compact refrigeration range
Best Sustainable Foodservice Installation (sponsored by Foodservice Footprint)
Winner: Space Catering Equipment at the Scarlet hotel, Cornwall
Runner-up: Meiko Microvac at the Royal Garden hotel
Commercial Benefit Through Sustainable Practice Award (sponsored by Johnsons Stalbridge Linen Services)
Winner: BaxterStorey, for its approach to sustainability
Runner-up: Creed Foodservice
Corporate Social & Environmental Responsibility Award (sponsored by Beacon Purchasing)
Winner: Sodexo, for its 'Better Tomorrow Plan'
Internal Communications Award (sponsored by Meiko UK)
Winner: Bartlett Mitchell, for its 'Freewheeling Campaign'
British Supply Award (sponsored by Reynolds)
Winner: CH&Co, 'Drives The Red Tractor Across Its Business'
Consumer Engagement Award (sponsored by Brakes)
Winner: The Beacon Green Hotel, a virtual hotel website
Runner-up: Partners in Purchasing
Community Vote Award (sponsored by Dudson)
Winner: Holland House Retreat Centre, Pershore
Runner-up: Combe House Hotel and Restaurant, Devon
Special Achievement Award (sponsored by 3663)
Winner:Cyrus Todiwala OBE DL
Joint runners-up: Nicki Fisher of Pret A Manger and Tamsin Gane of Sodexo