Sponsoring sustainable bakery - Macphie

CAPTION: Macphie’s Yvette Wild presenting the Sustainability Initiative of the Year award in 2022 to Earth & Wheat

We’re putting our money where our mouth is by sponsoring the Baking Industry Awards 2023 sustainability category for the third year.

The baking industry’s ultimate and most glamorous awards night returns to the Royal Lancaster Hotel in November for another incredible celebration. For the past 35 years, British Baker has welcomed hundreds of professionals from across the industry for a standout night of entertainment, celebration, and networking.

With 14 diverse categories, there’s something for everyone and entries are now open until Friday 5 May 2023. To enter, click here.

As a certified B Corp, we’re delighted to support sustainably-minded organisations and have been sponsoring the Sustainability Initiative of the Year award category since it was created in 2021.

The award 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 previous finalists have been praised for.

Previous winners

Last year’s winner was Earth & Wheat which was launched in by Signature Flatbreads in 2021 as the world’s first “wonky” bread subscription service. Its mission is to reduce food waste at the point of production by rescuing baked goods which would otherwise be binned due to their odd shape.

The service is aimed at environmentally conscious consumers and families who subscribe from among several delivery options to receive a box on next-day delivery that contains a random mix of baked products – from wonky crumpets and pittas to pancakes and naan bread. At the time of entering, the company reported over 500tonnes of baked goods had been “rescued”.

In 2021, it was Muntons who took home the award for developing an energy-saving bio-energy plant at its Stowmarket mill.