3663 scoops green accolade

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3663 has been awarded a top 10 ranking in the inaugural Sunday Times Top 50 Best Green Companies. The company is ranked in the top 10 list of big...

3663 has been awarded a top 10 ranking in the inaugural Sunday Times Top 50 Best Green Companies.

The company is ranked in the top 10 list of big companies with a medium impact on the environment, and is the only national foodservice distributor in the top 50.

Entrants completed a two-stage evaluation for the awards. As well as standard motivations and support material presented to the judging panel, the company also had to complete a lengthy employee evaluation.

"The award is a testament to the work of each individual in 3663," said Des Bell, marketing director. "The award is even more significant to us given that it was based on a dual evaluation, not only by the judges but also our employees."

The judges look at environmental management systems, public reporting, carbon footprint reduction, green supplier base, green training, energy consumption, green energy use and recycling practices as part of the overall evaluation.

3663 has maintained ISO14001 international standard for environmental management since 2003, and had introduced initiatatives including using recycled vegetable oil for biodiesel, as well as reducing road miles through computerised route mapping and consolidated deliveries.

"Over the past decade a number of initiatives have been put in place but it is down to every member of the organisation to make it work whether on a large or more modest scale. We have car sharing in place at a number of depots, rainwater is collected to wash vehicles and waste is recycled at all facilities," said Bell.

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