Sodexo has won the Efficient Logistics award at the inaugural Triple Bottom Line Awards for Excellence in the Supply Chain.

Sodexo was recognised for its chilled product consolidation programme, which brought together the direct dairy and direct deli supply chains into a central distribution network. The result of this consolidation has removed 132,000 deliveries, 100,000 invoices and reduced 86 tonnes of CO2.

The judges, which included Rebecca Hawkins, managing director, Responsible Hospitality Partnership; Tim Hulme, chief executive British Institute of Innkeeping and David Read, founder, Prestige Purchasing, said of Sodexo’s programme: “a good solid programme of improvement, very sound strategy” and “good evidence of innovation”.

Chris Johnston, supply management director, “These awards are very relevant as the need to consider the impact of operations on people and the planet continues to grow in importance. We are delighted to have won this award, the supply management team worked incredibly hard on this programme not only in the logistics of consolidating these two supply chains but also ensuring that our teams on our client sites understood how their deliveries would change and the benefits this would have on their day-to-day life.”

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