2 Dec 2016
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Veris Strategies are delighted to announce our client, Melton Foods has been awarded a 5 star rating by zero waste recognition scheme, Investors in Zero Waste.
Winners will be recognised at the annual awards ceremony in December, where last year attendees were presented with their awards by BBC’s Political Correspondent Ben Wright and scheme partners Helistrat and Wastecare.
Lead judge Steve Eminton, editor of letsrecycle.com was overwhelmed by the commitment shown by this round’s entrants,
‘Every time the judges come together to assess all of the fantastic entries, we are astounded by the determination of organisations to eliminate waste. Congratulations to all of the winners and good luck to those who have been put forward into the Awards for Excellence in Recycling & Waste Management’.
Established in 2010, and now with over 500 members, The Investors in Zero Waste recognises and rewards the innovation and commitment of businesses, public authorities and third sector organisations who are striving to eliminate waste.
Launched in June 2015, Melton’s ‘Cultivate’ programme was borne out of a desire for the food-to-go manufacturer and its customers to ‘do more with less’, by improving efficiencies and transforming its approach to waste management. Having already achieved zero waste to landfill, Melton Foods was keen to explore how it could further reduce its environmental impact and have a positive effect on local communities.
In line with their 2017 strategy Melton Foods will be the first food manufacturer in the UK to introduce a training module for all staff focused solely around the issue of food waste and food waste minimisation. The first food manufacturer to take this approach and invest in 100% of employees being certified in food waste management and minimisation; tackling food waste at the source and taking a holistic approach with the full journey of food. The module is accredited to CIWM and CPD learning and is endorsed by food waste campaigner, Tristram Stuart.
To hear more about the work we have been doing with Melton Foods to tackle their waste, please get in touch.