Every year the hospitality and catering industry disposes of three millions tonnes of packing waste, emitting 12.5m tonnes of CO2 and consuming 34m tonnes of litres of water. The Community Vote award provides a platform for businesses that are actively reducing their environmental impact to be acknowledged.
"The Footprint Awards were set up to recognise the numerous ways businesses and individuals now ensure sustainability is at the forefront of the foodservice industry," said Footprint managing director Charles Miers.
"The ‘people’s choice’ category, in particular, was specifically designed to showcase those businesses that may otherwise go unrecognised for the brilliant efforts they make towards responsible practice; an accolade made even greater because it is nominated and voted for by industry peers and members of the community who truly appreciate their worthy efforts."
Nominate your business
Any foodservice business can be put forward for the Community Vote. Nominate your own or other businesses that have excelled in responsible practice by visiting the Footprint Awards homepage.
The winner will be announced at the 2014 Footprint Awards dinner on Thursday 22 May at east Wintergarden in Canary Wharf, east London.