Compass was celebrating recently after winning Best Waste Prevention Project Award (Food) at Footprint’s waste2zero Awards. The caterer was lauded for its work in educating its people and clients on how to take steps to tackle the use of single-use plastic.
Head of environment Celena Fernandez said: “I am delighted that our work in this area has been acknowledged. We recognise the importance of taking action to address the use of single-use plastic across our business. We have decided to focus on educating both our people and clients on what steps can be taken to make a difference.
“It’s really important we don’t make kneejerk decisions that result in alternatives being introduced that are more damaging to the environment. We are really proud of what we have achieved so far and remain focused on continuing to address this issue.”
Now in its third year, the objective of waste2zero, the first awards of its kind in the sector, is to give the industry a platform to showcase best practice and recognise excellence in this vital area. Footprint set up the awards to recognise how the management and prevention of waste has changed dramatically over the last few years, from being something of an elephant in the room to a core business discipline.