Fish for life programme wins major industry award –

Fish for life programme wins major industry award Published:  12 October, 2007

Mike Parker receives the award

THE Young’s ‘Fish for Life’ programme took one of the grocery industry’s most respected accolades when it won the IGD Award for ‘Environmental Sustainability’ at a major industry event in London this week.

The Environmental Sustainability Award, sponsored by Tetra Pak, recognises positive initiatives developed by food or non-food companies with regard to their impact on environmental sustainability. This can be for business operations and/or products and covers a wide range of environmental issues.

Young’s beat three other finalists (Asda, Alara Wholefoods and Dairy Crest) to take the prize. In making the awards, the judges said “Young’s demonstrated real leadership and best practice in a sector whose whole future depends on sustainability, setting an example for all others to follow.”

The award judges were:

Richard Hands – Environment Manager, Tetra Pak

Dr Sally Uren – Director, Business Programme, Forum for the Future

Mark Barthel – Special Advisor Retail & Innovation, Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP)

James Northen – Head of Policy Initiatives, IGD

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