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Compass Group UK & Ireland wins international Green Apple Award for Environment Best Practice 2016


Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest food and support services provider, is celebrating after winning a gold award at the prestigious International Green Apple Awards ceremony.

The annual campaign, hosted by internationally renowned environment group, The Green Apple Organisation, rewards and promotes environmental best practice around the world. Compass Group was rewarded gold in the Food and Drink category for their revamped approach to ensuring compliance with their certified ISO14001 Environmental Management System and promoting best practice at site level.

The company has engaged their staff and supported client priorities by creating a new ‘Environment Toolkit’ – a visually appealing activity pack. Everything is grouped into six sections, which are based on its key environmental themes; with each section comprising of four engaging activities to help improve understanding and raise awareness.

Since launching the ‘Toolkit’ in January 2015, Compass has enrolled the activity pack at nearly 9,000 sites, with great results. 82% of these sites responded positively to our satisfaction survey stating that the Toolkit was very useful and also provided some fantastic feedback.

Celena Fernandez, Environment Manager for Compass Group UK & Ireland, commented: “Being rewarded a gold award by such a prestigious organisation is a huge honour. We worked extremely hard to create the Environment Toolkit so for it to be recognised in such a way is fantastic. We will continue to improve the Toolkit every year to keep our sites up to date with the latest information as we seek to deliver best practice across the business.”

Compass was presented with the award at The Houses of Parliament, Westminster Palace, London, on 11 November 2016.


For any enquiries relating to Compass Group UK & Ireland, contact the Communications Team on 01895 554 999 or email uk.communications@compass-group.co.uk

Compass Group UK & Ireland wins Green Apple Award