Brakes wins sustainability award

Brakes has been awarded the Stakeholder Engagement Award at the Foodservice Footprint Awards for its programme to offer sustainability training to all of its colleagues in Great Britain.

The foodservice wholesaler joined forces with specialist sustainability consultancy, Knowledge Labs from Nutritics, to deliver a bespoke training programme to help give colleagues the knowledge and tools to support customers in becoming more sustainable.

The programme contains eight modules, including key sustainability topics including Climate Change; Carbon Footprinting; Operational Sustainability; Healthy and Sustainable Diets; and Food Waste, enabling colleagues across the business to better understand the importance of sustainability at Sysco and within its customers’ businesses.

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In addition, Sysco GB’s 15 development chefs have received face-to-face training to understand the main challenges for a sustainable food system at every stage of the food chain and how to apply that to the latest thinking on plant-forward and healthy, sustainable dishes.

Paul Nieduszynski, chief executive at Sysco GB, said: “This award is fantastic recognition for our groundbreaking programme. We know that the food we sell is by far the biggest portion of our carbon footprint and we want to transform our sales teams into sustainability champions so that they can help customers to develop more sustainable menus.”

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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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