The Co-operative Group is at cutting edge of environmental sustainability

October 11, 2012

The Co-operative Group has picked up the Environmental Sustainability Award at this year’s IGD Food Industry Awards.

Industry think-tank, IGD, is made up of food and grocery experts and the awards recognise the achievements from across the food industry.

Beating off stiff competition from companies, including Unilever and Arla Foods, The Co-operative Group was praised by the judges for its cutting-edge, wide-reaching environmental sustainability programme. 

Award sponsor, Steve Wyatt, Vice President of Technical Service, Tetra Pak; John Atkinson, Environment Adviser, The Co-operative Group and Cathryn Higgs, Food Policy Manager, The Co-operative Food

As part of The Co-operative’s ground-breaking Ethical Plan, The Co-operative Food has a four-fold approach to conserving biodiversity - sourcing sustainable products, careful land management, initiating community biodiversity projects and campaigning for legislation to support nature conservation.

Sean Toal, Chief Operating Officer, The Co-operative Food, said: Sean Toal, “The environment is important to our customers and members, and we are committed to delivering the social goals set out in our ground-breaking Ethical Plan. 

“This commitment is demonstrated through initiatives such as our Responsible Fish Sourcing Policy, our higher-welfare own-brand meat and poultry and our work to safely manage the use of pesticides.”

Contact Information:

Adele Mandy
Assistant PR Manager – National, Food
The Co-operative Group
Mob: 07713 314894
Email adele.mandy@co-operative.coop