2023 Drinks Sustainability Awards winners announced

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

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Say cheers: Annual awards celebrates sustainability (Credit: Getty/ The Good Brigade)
Say cheers: Annual awards celebrates sustainability (Credit: Getty/ The Good Brigade)

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The UK’s most sustainable brands were crowned at the 2023 Footprint Drinks Sustainability Awards last Thursday (5 October).

The awards, which are run by sustainability business Footprint, celebrated the steps drinks companies had made in having a positive impact on the environment.

The ceremony was held at the Royal Institute of Architects in Portland Place, central London.

Asahi UK won the Stakeholder Engagement Award 2023, while All Bar One won the C&C Group-On-Trade Operator of the Year Award.

Budweiser Brewing Group won the Social Impact Award 2023, and Avallen Spirits took home the C&C Group On-Trade Supplier of the Year Award.

Footprint founder Charles Miers said the Drinks Sustainability Awards event demonstrated the resilience of the UK drinks industry and how the sector has risen to the challenge of making their practices more sustainable.

Celebrating innovation

He added: “With the pressures of inflation, cost-of-living challenges, increased alcohol tax and mounting pressure on the industry, it is great to be able to recognise and celebrate the innovative ways in which businesses of all sizes adopting sustainable ways of operating despite the challenges they face.

“The key thing all the winners have in common is a desire to do the right thing when it comes to the sustainability of the environment in which they operate and we were extremely proud to recognise their efforts at last night’s award ceremony. Congratulations again to all the very deserving winners.”

Now in its fifth year, the annual awards are open to drinks businesses, suppliers and stakeholders of all sizes operating in the hospitality and out of home area.

Judges included Rozanne Davis (Our Legacy Sustainability Consulting Ltd), Dave Gudgeon (Novati), Richard Hayhoe (C&C Group), Julia Jones (Nestle Professional), Andy Kershaw (Marston’s), James Smith (Owlet Fruit Juices) and Mark Stretton (Fleet Street Communications).


The list of winners in full:


The Sustainable Use of Raw Materials Award 2023
Sponsored by Asahi UK

Winner: Crumbs Brewing

Highly Commended: Greensand Ridge Distillery



The Innovations in Packaging Award 2023

Sponsored by Pernod Ricard

Winner: The Alumini Collection by Sustainaholics
Highly Commended: Möet Hennessy, Ch.Galoupet Cru Classé



The Waste Prevention & Management Award 2023

Sponsored by Budweiser Brewing Group

Winner: DrinkSachi

Highly Commended: Greensand Ridge Distillery



The Social Impact Award 2023

Sponsored by Britvic

Winner: Budweiser Brewing Group, Walksafe

Highly Commended: Bidfood, Msia community in Tanzania



The Stakeholder Engagement Award 2023

Sponsored by Nestlé Professional

Winner: Asahi, Meantime’s NOW IPA

Highly Commended: Warner’s Distillery, Nature Mark



The C&C Group On-Trade Operator of the Year Award 2023

Winner: All Bar One

Highly Commended: Albion & East



The C&C Group On-Trade Supplier of the Year Award 2023

Winner: Avallen Spirits

Highly Commended: Marlish Water


The Special Achievement Award 2023

sponsored by Coca-Cola Europacific Partners

Vanessa Wright, Pernod Ricard

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