Brakes wins sustainability award for black plastics pledge


Brakes has picked up the Sustainable Supplier of the Year gong at the 2020 Footprint Awards, for the second consecutive year fo its 2ZERO20 pledge to remove black plastic packaging initiative.

The 2ZERO20 campaign, which saw the company remove all hard-to-recycle black plastics from its supply chain, equated to more than 1,000 tonnes a year, and the roll out of a new refrigeration system to smaller depots, also saw it save 225 tonnes of carbon. It was also the first wholesaler to offer RSPO-accredited palm oil products.

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Janice Rockwell, CSR lead at Brakes, said: “Winning this prestigious award for the second year running highlights how integral CSR has become to our business.  Our CSR Council is drawn from across the business and puts the microscope on every aspect of our business as we look to continuously improve what we do.

“While we’ve taken the lead and driven the sustainability agenda through our own initiatives, working in partnership with our suppliers, including packaging, transport and waste, we would welcome the industry working together as that’s how we will gain maximum environmental benefit and create long-term change,” she added

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Paul Hill is the Editor of Better Wholesaling. He can be found on Twitter at @BW_PaulHill, or contacted via and 07960935659.


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