Neighbourly was announced the winner of the Waste and Resource Management Project of the Year at the Edie Sustainability Leaders Awards this week, in recognition of the impact our Product Surplus programme has had across local communities by supporting people in need.
"Never has it been more important to find innovative ways to redistribute surplus food to those in need"
Judges at the awards commented: “Never has it been more important to find innovative ways to redistribute surplus food to those in need during Covid-19. Neighbourly’s Surplus Programme is a scalable and commercially viable approach to making this happen. That Neighbourly has saved 40 million meals from going to waste through this Programme is testament to the value of the approach.”
The awards brought together over 300 business leaders to celebrate some of the biggest achievements in sustainable business in the last year - showcasing just how integral it is for successful businesses to integrate both sustainability and social impact into the fabric of their purpose.
Neighbourly CEO Steve Butterworth says: "There’s never been a better time for businesses to lead the way when it comes to both sustainability and in their response to the Covid-19 pandemic across local communities.
“We're incredibly proud to have been recognised amongst some of the most inspiring people and organisations who are making real and meaningful change happen. For our surplus food and product redistribution programme to have been awarded the Waste and Resource Management Project of the Year is testament not only to the hard work of our team, but to the support of our partners too."
Along with the award win, Neighbourly was a finalist in one of the awards most competitive categories - the Social Sustainability and Community Development award.
To find out more about how we help businesses support local communities with food and product surplus, head to our Product Surplus page and get in touch to book a demo. You can also stay tuned to our latest news by following us on Twitter @nbrly or via Neighbourly’s LinkedIn page.