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Winning ways for environmental initiatives
Article date: 23 Dec 2013

Wetherspoon, in partnership with DHL, won the Transport Initiative of the Year award, in the Retail Week Supply Chain Awards.

The annual awards are contested by the UK’s leading retailers, across several sectors.

Wetherspoon won the award as a result of investment and behavioural change in its supply chain.

This included its implementation of a vehicle-efficiency-monitoring system, which monitors drivers’ techniques, helping to increase fuel efficiency across its fleet.

Wetherspoon was also highly commended for its continued success in backhauling recyclable waste from its pubs to its central distribution hub in Daventry, Northamptonshire.

The company has managed, in the past year, to increase its recycled tonnage by eight per cent and to implement a reward scheme for its pubs to receive financial credit on their profit and loss accounts.

Wetherspoon also runs its vehicles’ fridges, when parked at Daventry, on electricity from renewable sources, rather than Diesel.

Wetherspoon’s distribution and purchasing manager, Graham Simpson, said: “We are delighted to have won the award, especially as there is such strong competition from several of the UK’s leading companies.

“Wetherspoon is committed to reducing its CO2 emissions and achieving a sustainable supply chain network, through carefully selected investment.”

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