Foodbuy wins at Footprint Awards 2021

Foodbuy UK, a leading food procurement business, has won in the category ‘Environmentally Efficient Logistics’ at the 2021 Footprint Sustainable Procurement Awards.

The Footprint Awards remains the first and 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.

The ‘Environmentally Efficient Logistics’ award celebrates businesses that have demonstrated logistical innovation and efficiencies that have produced clear environmental benefits.

We are delighted to have won the award for our work operating sustainably through our ‘Buy Smart’ optimisation programme. In our mission to ‘Buy Smart’, we focus on using the right suppliers, the right products and the right routes to market to reduce our carbon footprint and reinforce our focus on helping to build a better world.

Our impact through Buy Smart:

  • We have recently taken 10,000 deliveries off the road each week, equating to a reduction of 160,000 KG of CO2 every week– and this is an area that continues to deliver efficiencies.
  • We unlock a world of opportunity for small medium enterprises (SMEs) by providing them access to a national distribution network.
  • We carefully consider those we partner with and one of our sandwich providers has been an early adopter of green technology with their current fleet operating at 1/3 utilising electric and Hybrid technology.
  • Working with our parent company, Compass Group UK & Ireland, we are proud to announce ‘Our Climate Promise’, a commitment to reach Climate Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. The ‘Buy Smart’ initiative will continue to play a vital role in achieving this.

Ian Murphy, Managing Director, Foodbuy said: “Winning a Footprint Award in Environmentally Efficient Logistics is recognition of the fantastic work we do each day to operate sustainably and reduce the impact of climate change. This award means so much more coming during a year where the industry has experienced some tough times. We are proud to have continued our focus on reducing road miles and increasing opportunities for our smaller supplier partners.”  

The winners were announced at the Royal Institute of British Architects. Read more here.