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The 2023 Drinks Sustainability Awards Winners Announced

Leaders from across the drinks industry were at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in London’s Portland Place as businesses came together to recognise the work the industry has done to make a positive impact to sustainability in the On Trade drinks sector.

Organisations large and small enter the Drinks Sustainability Awards on an equal footing – and apart from being stakeholders in this industry, the key thing they have in common is a desire to do the right thing when it comes to the sustainability of the environment in which they operate.

With the pressures of inflation and the cost of living crisis on everyone’s mind, consumers are re-evaluating the way they spend their money and are more aware than ever of the impact the brands they use have on the world around them. Meanwhile the industry itself battles against rocketing energy costs and food prices, increased alcohol tax and premises rents, all against a background of covid recovery. 

The UK drinks industry has risen to this challenge, and guests heard of the innovative ways in which businesses of all sizes are leading the way in sustainable ways of operating. 

Now in its fifth year, this annual awards is the barometer for sustainability and responsible business practice for the drinks industry. The awards are open to drinks businesses, suppliers and stakeholders of all sizes operating in the hospitality and out of home arena.

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*You can see film from the Drinks Sustainability Awards dinner here and images here*

The 2023 Winners and Highly Commended in their chosen categories are as follows: 

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