The Drinks Sustainability Awards

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Few industries rely on raw materials, water, energy and packaging as much as those involved
in the production of alcohol and soft drinks. Carbon outputs through manufacturing processes
and distribution, not to mention the waste implications, are evidence of a global industry with
a huge collective responsibility that is arguably more beholden to climate and environmental
conditions than many others. Add to that the social agenda; the impact the drinks industry has
on its constituents’ health, with the effects of excess alcohol and sugar consumption taking
increasing chunks out of the NHS budget, along with other social aspects such as the living
wage, gender, diversity and worker welfare.

The sustainability agenda is just so important in general and this is true for this sector in
particular. The contemporary consumer is increasingly knowledgeable when it comes to
sustainable business practice and it is now quite clear that those organisations in the industry
who can demonstrate environmental or ethical positive, are those they will follow.

Drinks Sustainability Awards gives organisations the opportunity to show to their customers
and the public at large, the steps they have taken to make their own contribution to the
sustainability of both industry and planet.

How you manage your energy, waste or packaging; your sourcing, use of resources or
logistics. Perhaps you have community impact initiatives or have promoted the social agenda
in your organisation? Are you a sustainable producer or manufacturer who sees the On Trade
as a key market?

The 2023 Winners were announced at the Footprint Drinks Sustainability Awards Dinner on October 5th 2023 at The Royal Institute British Architects (RIBA) in Portland Place, London W1.

See the 2023 Winners here

See film of the 2023 Awards Dinner here

See photos from the evening here

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The 2024 cycle of the Drinks Sustainability Awards will open again for entries in May 2024.