Compass is celebrating after winning the “Best Waste Prevention Project Award (Food)” at Footprint’s waste2zero Awards, for our work in educating our people and clients on how to take steps to tackle the use of single-use plastic.
Commenting on the win, Head of Environment Celena Fernandez said: “I am delighted that our work in this area has been acknowledged. We recognise the importance of taking action to address the use of single-use plastic across our business. We have decided to focus on educating both our people and clients on what steps can be taken to make a difference. It’s really important we don’t make knee jerk decisions that result in alternatives being introduced that are more damaging to the environment. We are really proud of what we have achieved so far and remain focused on continuing to address this issue.”
Footprint, the leading source of information on responsible business and sustainability for the foodservice, hospitality and grocery retail supply chains, has set up these awards to recognise how the management and prevention of waste has changed dramatically over the last few years from being something of an elephant in the room to a core business discipline.
Waste, however, remains endemic and one of the biggest challenges to the foodservice and hospitality industry. Food waste, in particular, has emerged as one of the defining sustainability issues of our modern food system, whilst packaging and other non-food waste presents a perpetual and colossal problem.
Now in its third year, the objective of waste2zero - the first awards of its kind in the sector - is to specifically give the out of home industry a platform to showcase best practice and recognise excellence in this vital area.