Foodbuy wins big at the Footprint Awards

Thursday, 18 MARCH 2021

Foodbuy, a leading food procurement business, has won the ‘Social Impact and Diversity’ Award at the Footprint Awards 2020.

The Social Impact and Diversity award celebrates businesses that have delivered a step change to profitability, whilst also delivering meaningful social impact.

Foodbuy claimed the award for its work pioneering social value and procurement with purpose across its supply chain, most notably with social enterprises.

In 2020 alone, Foodbuy worked with over 20 different social enterprises, including Change Please – an award-winning coffee company that provides employment to the homeless. Foodbuy also work with Toast Ale, a business turning surplus bread into a ‘planet-saving beer’, Rubies in the Rubble, Life Water and many more.

Foodbuy is also passionate about supporting its clients to source more sustainably and socially through several different social value initiatives.

Ian Murphy, Managing Director, Foodbuy UK said: “At Foodbuy, we put sustainability at the heart of everything we do and it’s great to see our work being recognised. Winning a Footprint Award is a testament to our hard work and commitment to source more sustainably and socially across our supply chains.

We’re proud to be using our spend, our scale and our influence to deliver social value for communities, people and the planet. I’m incredibly proud of the team for what we’ve achieved with social procurement to date, and I’m excited to see what’s next. Thank you.”


Organised by the Footprint Media Group, the Footprint Awards are the first 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 winners of the delayed Footprint Awards 2020 were announced at a digital awards ceremony on Wednesday, 17 March 2021. You can watch it back here.