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The award season kicked off in true Veris style yesterday, with two award ceremonies to attend with three clients shortlisted for awards.

Awards for Excellence

Twelve awards were presented at the Let’s Recycle event which was hosted by Welsh broadcaster and TV personality Gethin Jones, with Zero Waste Scotland’s Iain Gulland delivering the keynote address.

Canary Wharf Management were named retail recycling champion for their “Making Sustainability Real” campaign. Click here to see our video following the launch of the ‘Clean Coffee Zone’ as part of the Making Sustainability Real campaign.

Melton Foods were runners up in the Zero Waste Platinum award, with an entry from Coronation Street, ITV Studios winning.

Click to see the full list of winners.

Speaking ahead of this year’s event, Jacob Hayler, Executive Director at the Environmental Services Association and also part of the expert judging panel, said,

“Judging this year’s Awards for Excellence was a real honour and a pleasure. There were so many strong entries and it was exciting to see the amount of energy and enthusiasm out there devoted to improving recycling and making the most of our resources.”

National CSR Awards

The National CSR Awards is the most inclusive and diverse awards of their kind. It isn’t just about recognising big business for responsible and sustainable practices. It is about rewarding change; building platforms to learn, share and progress ideas; and encouraging the development of engaged and ethical business practices.

Caledonian Produce (Bakkavor) won Reduce, Reuse, Recycle with our Sustainability in Action campaign.

Inspiring those at the ‘sharp’ end of the business to do more with less, our ‘Sustainability in Action’ campaign has transformed our approach to waste, delivering outstanding results. Achieving zero waste-to-landfill as a baseline, our objective is on actual waste reduction and reuse opportunities through improved efficiencies and changing our standard system and processes. Since Sustainability in Action’s launch in August 2016, Caledonian Produce has seen an increase of over 34% of previously considered waste product going on for further positive re-use; with surplus food and ingredients going on to benefit the local community via a network of social enterprises and charities.

This is a great start to the award season for our clients. With the launch of our new game-changing performance benchmarking tool, Thrive, we are set for this be our most successful year yet!

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