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Sustainability Award 2024

As sponsor of Taste of the West's Sustainability Award 2024, SUEZ recycling and recovery UK would like to recognise and celebrate sustainability pioneers and leaders operating in food and drink industry in the South West. 

Our South West Sustainability Award is FREE for all businesses to enter. Read on to find out more about it and how to enter.


The South West Sustainability Award for 2024 is now open for entries and FREE for all businesses in the South West to enter.

This Award is given to an operator in the food and drink industry in the South West region that is a pioneer or leader in some aspect of sustainability. We define ‘sustainable development’ to include the three main pillars as objectives: economic development, social development and environmental development. 
The business should be able to justify any pioneering claims, with the outputs being quantifiable, particularly with reference to how your business is achieving the more challenging environmental aspects of sustainable development.

Judging Criteria
The judges will be looking for evidence of some or all of the following:-
●    Novel and ethical product or range
●    Ethical sourcing
●    Development of sustainable packaging
●    More sustainable production methods
●    Carbon management
●    Water management
●    Fossil fuel energy reduction
●    Pioneering wildlife management designed to increase our natural capital

Entrants for this award must be producing or adding value to food and/or drink within the six counties of the South West: Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire. You could be a food and/or drink producer, a retailer or a foodservice operator (pub, café or restaurant or other).

To apply, please complete the form below. The deadline for all online entries is Friday 20 September 2024.

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Sustainability Award 2023

The South West Sustainability Award for 2023, sponsored by Stancold Plc, was presented to Westaway Sausages Ltd (Devon) - a true pioneer and leader in their field. This is a business who has wholly embraced the entire sustainability agenda including environmental, social and economic priorities, and continues to contribute so much to the sustainability of the South West's food and drink industry. They have changed their product's entire production ethos and are very much a worthy winner of our sustainability award for 2023.

Congratulations also to the two finalists: The Black River Inn (Devon) and The Slow Farming Company (Somerset).