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Bakkavor Wins M&S Award

Bakkavor Wins M&S Award
October 28
09:55 2015

Bakkavor, the UK-based fresh prepared foods group, has won the M&S Plan A Supplier Group of the Year 2015 Award. The award is presented to a supplier who has demonstrated clear sustainability leadership, a consistent commitment to delivering impactful sustainability outcomes, and that is inspirational to other businesses in leaving a positive sustainable legacy.

Plan A is Marks & Spencer’s sustainable business plan that tackles both today’s and tomorrow’s sustainable retail challenges. Launched in 2007, the plan is focused on customer, employee and supplier engagement and includes commitments that tackle issues such as climate change, waste, raw materials, health and being a fair partner.

BakkavorM&SAwardAgust Gudmundsson, chief executive of Bakkavor, comments: “We are delighted to have won this award. At Bakkavor we strongly believe in the importance of having a sustainable business and have values and systems in place to ensure we remain focused on our employees, our supply base and the communities and in which we live and work.”

Bakkavor employs over 18,000 people globally and produces over 5,500 products in 18 different categories. In the UK, it is the number one producer by value in 13 of the 16 categories of chilled food it supplies to the market. Products include ready meals, pizzas, salads, desserts, soups and sauces.

Customers include some of the UK’s best known grocery retailers including Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Asda and Morrisons. Bakkavor also has operations in Continental Europe, the US and Asia, supplying fresh prepared food products to both retail and foodservice customers.

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