Double awards success for Spirit

By Lewis Brown

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Spirit Pub Company awards waste sustainability
Spirit Pub Company has been recognised for its waste management systems after being named a winner at The European Supply Chain Excellence Awards and The Sustainability Leader Awards.

The Burton-based pub company, which operates around 800 managed pubs across the UK, fought off strong competition to take the Consumer Product title at the Supply Chain Excellence Awards 2013. The award recognised the company’s effective partnership with Kuehne + Nagel in developing a culture that improves the service level to pubs and supports projects such as waste recycling, and supplying services to the leased estate.

To top off their success, the company also won the award for Internal Operation Engagement at the Sustainability Leaders Awards 2013. The company was praised for its achievements in engaging pub teams and key distribution partners to create a comprehensive and effective waste recycling process, diverting away from land fill.

'Absolutely thrilled'

Spirit Pub Company’s head of supply chain and purchasing, Vance Fairman-Smith, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to receive both awards. We are committed to innovating in all areas of the business as well as with our partners to develop new processes that prevent waste, limiting our impact on the local environment and save costs.

“The awards are a testament to the great work that the team and our partners have been doing in driving efficiency and effectiveness within the company’s waste management.”

Thanks to the waste and supply chain management process that Spirit and its partners have put in place, the company has saved over 6,000 tonnes of carbon, which is enough to power 355 UK homes for a year.

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