The finalists for the Baking Industry Awards (BIA) 2021 Sustainability Initiative of the Year have today been announced.
The award – sponsored by Macphie – aims to highlight businesses and initiatives making the sector a more sustainable one. Green energy initiatives, waste reduction, recycling and sustainable sourcing are just some of the things this year’s finalists are being celebrated for.
This is the first year the BIAs have introduced a sustainability category and the finalists were selected by sponsor Macphie and a representative from one of their key sustainable packaging partners – Tetra Pak.
The shortlist of finalists includes:
To find out more about each finalist’s entry, head to The British Baker website.
Macphie’s Technical director Mark Duncan helped judge this year’s entries.
“We were delighted to see a sustainability-focused award added to the BIA line-up. And as a certified B Corp, sponsoring this category was a no brainer,” he said.
“As judges, we were looking for businesses with clear goals and initiatives with strong evidence as to how they’re working towards a greener way of working.
“We were impressed with the breadth of entries and the efforts all applicants are making to reduce their impact on the environment and reduce their carbon footprint.”
All BIA winners will be revealed at the Royal Lancaster in London on Thursday 21 October at a lavish ceremony.
There’s still time to vote for Outstanding Contribution to the Baking Industry. Visit BakeryAwards.co.uk to cast your vote for Chris Huish, George Fuller or Neil Woods.