Foodbuy recognised at the 2023 Footprint Awards

20 June 2023

Foodbuy UK, a leading food procurement business, has been acknowledged at this year’s Footprint Awards for Stakeholder Engagement Award. The event took place on Thursday 8th June 2023 at The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). 

The Footprint Awards are the only initiative to honour the achievements of companies in the area of sustainability and responsible business practice in the out-of-home sector. 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.

We are delighted to have won the Stakeholder Engagement Award for our work in an effective engagement programme aimed at stakeholders to raise awareness of the issues and drive more sustainable behaviour.

Some key activities we undertook were:

  • Supplier contracts worth over £20 million in total spend now have relevant sustainability KPIs attached
  • We have successfully supported 12 suppliers in setting science-based targets
  • Launching Foodbuy Net Zero Supplier hub, an exclusive, interactive platform through which aims to share their sustainable procurement expertise whilst learning from their suppliers’ in-depth industry knowledge
  • Beginning climate education with a wider Foodbuy team to work towards being a carbon-literate workforce

Karl Atkin, Managing Director, Foodbuy: “I am delighted that Foodbuy was awarded the Stakeholder Engagement Award. This award was won due to our passion for sustainable food, and our drive to support other businesses to hit their targets. This award brings well-deserved recognition to our dedicated sustainability team, who work incredibly hard to support suppliers with their sustainability strategies, in turn reducing our value chain footprints. We are very proud of our work so far, and are excited to continue our journey to build a more sustainable supply chain”