In the third Footprint Awards, the first awards designed to reward sustainability and environmental excellence in the food-service sector, we were pleased to see that Food service suppliers and distributors won seven of the 14 categories. The awards were open to all parts of the food service supply chain, from suppliers and distributors to caterers and hotels and are designed to recognise the many innovative ways that businesses and individuals are making a difference to sustainability in the food-service industry and to help raise awareness in the mainstream press of the progress being made in the food-service industry towards a more sustainable future. Overall winners included suppliers Compass Group UK & Ireland ‘Green and Simple’, Nestlé Professional UK&I ‘Enabling coffee farmers’, Brakes ‘Delivering a sustainable future for food-service’ and Foster Refrigeration ‘EcoPro G2’ in the Sustainable Catering Equipment Manufacturer Category. Among the runners-up were Creed Foodservice, London Linen Group, ISS Eduction and ISS Facilities Services.