apetito, the UK’s leading food producer for the health and social care sector, has won the UK’s highest business accolade, The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Sustainable Development. This is the third Queen’s Award for Enterprise awarded to apetito.
This award recognises apetito’s commitment to conducting business in a way that impacts positively on the environment, society and economy. From being a member of environmental bodies such as the UK Plastics Pact and Ethical Trade Initiative, to working with customers to reduce food waste and supporting the local community and charities, the food producer puts sustainability at the heart of everything it does.
Only awarded for what is described as ‘the highest levels of excellence’, the awards are highly coveted and attract thousands of entrants across the UK. The business is just one of 201 organisations nationally to be recognised in this year’s honours, with just six winners in the Sustainable Development category.
CEO & Chair of apetito UK, Paul Freeston, reinforced that this win was a reflection of the extraordinary teamwork from top to bottom within the business: “We are proud, honoured and delighted to have been recognised in The Queen’s Award: Sustainable Development, it is testament to the hard work, dedication and vision of our entire team.
“All of us at apetito are passionate about ‘making a real difference’ to people’s lives and we believe our commitment to sustainable development reflects this. Sustainability informs not just the way we work, but how we treat people, the impact on the environment and our contribution to the economy. Leading from the top, we’ve worked to embed this belief into the whole business.”
apetito, parent company of Wiltshire Farm Foods, first won The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation in 2005 for its development of the “Chefmobil”, and again in 2016 for its texture-modified food range.