Compass Group UK and Ireland win awards for responsible initiative

Food and support service provider, Compass Group UK and Ireland, has won two industry awards that recognise its corporate responsibility initiatives.

At the Footprint Awards, Compass was awarded the Environmentally Friendly Logistics Award for its introduction of Green and Simple. Through this initiative, Compass aims to minimise its impact on the environment by reducing carbon emissions and improving the efficiency of its distribution network.

By partnering with Brakes, Compass has adapted its supply route and consolidated a number of core suppliers to make deliveries through a single distribution path. Compass says it has slashed 300,000 deliveries from its supply route and reduced its carbon emissions across the UK and Ireland by 4,500 tonnes per year.

In addition to this award, Compass in Scotland has won the Healthier Scotland accolade at the CIS Excellence Awards. Having made a pledge to place health at the heart of its business, Compass says it has taken several steps to help consumers choose healthier lifestyles every day. This commitment is underlined by Compass’ ’Know Your Food Programme’, which was introduced throughout the UK and Ireland in September 2012.

In line with Compass’ Responsibility Deal pledges to Government, Know Your Food aims to inform consumers about healthy living and sustainable sourcing and deliver core initiatives to clients and stakeholders.

“As an industry-leading organisation, I believe that we have an obligation to take responsibility for how we operate and our achievements to date showcase this commitment,” says Group MD of Compass Group UK and Ireland, Ian Sarson.

“We’re proud that both Green and Simple and Know Your Food have been recognised for their contributions towards improving our industry. Our continued focus is on further innovation and becoming more sustainable.”

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