Tuesday, 01 September 2015

Booths supermarket picks up environmental award

A NORTH-WEST based supermarket has picked up a top environmental award.

Booths, which runs supermarkets in the North West stretching from Salford to the South Lakes, won the Millicom Award for Environmental and Corporate Sustainability in the European Business Awards.
Booths has been selected as one 16 national champions and will now be entered into a further round which could see them pick up Ruban D’Honneur status.
Booths, was the first UK supermarket to make publicly available a comprehensive assessment of greenhouse gas emissions from the supply chains of its entire product range. The findings of the report fill a gap in publicly available information and are being used by a variety of researchers and third sector organisations to understand and help the public to understand the climate change impacts of food.
The thorough and transparent approach to sourcing sustainably has set a standard within retail as other businesses begin to consider their carbon emissions.
Edwin Booth, company chairman, said: “Our role in society is an important one and we are very proud of our achievements in making our business more sustainable, constantly striving to reduce waste and ensuring we give our suppliers a fair price for their goods.
“We are delighted to be recognised as a National Champion in Environmental and Corporate Sustainability and look forward to the next round.”
Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards says, “This year, the video element of the awards has allowed our panel of expert judges to gain a much deeper understanding of the business strategies of all the National Finalists.
“It is because of this that the judging has been particularly tough and this year, perhaps more than ever before, it is an exceptional accolade to be picked as a National Champion.
“Together with our sponsors and supporters we’re looking forward to seeing Booths in the next round.”

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