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Footprint's 2019 Drinks Sustainability Awards

Updated: Apr 7

The top executives and founders of both iconic and emerging drinks brands gathered at The Royal Institute of British Architects for a celebratory evening last summer for the inaugural Footprint Drinks Sustainability Awards. Bow-ties were tied, dresses fitted, awards shiny and anticipation was high as the crowd full of powerful CEOs and young-and-hungry newcomers sipped Patrón cocktails and champagne before sitting down to a four-course meal interspersed with speeches and of course, awards.


"It's all about creating a culture of responsible business" Dr Andy Wood, Adnams


The annual awards ceremony was created by Footprint as a recognition of the fact that the drinks industry is hugely reliant on natural resources such as raw materials, water and energy, not just for the creation of products but for packaging too. Blindly judged by a panel of experts, awards were given out to the brands and companies making efforts, with success, to be more sustainable. By celebrating these brands, the innovation and determination they practice, Footprint is sending out a message of encouragement to the drinks industry as whole to look into how individual businesses and supply chains can minimise their environmental impacts, and how much 'Generation Green' who value conscious consumerism will react positively to these necessary changes.


The Results


The Special Achievement Award

Winner: Dr Andy Wood, Adnams


Economic Sustainability Award

Winner: Good Things Brewing

Highly Commended: Patrón Tequila


Sustainable Use of Water Award

Winner: Marston’s Brewery

Highly Commended: Greene King and Waterscan


Sustainable Use of Raw Materials Award

Winner: Toast Ale

Highly Commended: The Oxford Artisan Distillery

Energy Efficiency Award

Winner: Wye Valley Brewery


Innovations in Packaging Award

Joint Winners: Carlsberg UK and Garçon Wines

Highly Commended: Lucozade Ribena Suntory


Waste Prevention & Management Award Award

Winner: Marston’s Brewery

Highly Commended: Reunion Ales


Sustainable Supplier Award

Winner: Karma Cola Co

Highly Commended: Bibendum Wine


Stakeholder Engagement Award

Winner: Warner’s Distillery

Highly Commended: Budweiser Brewing Group


Social Impact Award

Winner: Brewgooder

Highly Commended: Coca Cola European Partners


Special thanks to our invitees, Patrón, the chef and her team at RIBA, and all the catering staff.

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