First Sustainable Food Awards Launched

sustainablefoodawardsLondon – The first awards dedicated to sustainability in the international food industry have been launched by Ecovia Intelligence (formerly known as Organic Monitor). The Sustainable Food Awards ( are open to entries from food companies, ingredient firms, packaging companies, industry associations, and related operators who are helping build a sustainable food industry.

These awards have five distinct categories…

  • New Sustainable Product: a new food / beverage product with some important sustainability credentials.
  • Sustainable Ingredient: a new ingredient that makes a sustainable difference in terms of environmental and / or social impact.
  • Sustainable Packaging: a new packaging format that has low environmental footprint in terms of design and / or materials.
  • Sustainability Pioneer: an operator in the food industry that is a pioneer / leader in some aspect of sustainability.
  • Sustainability Leadership: an operator who leads in various aspects of sustainability.

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Entries have opened yesterday (March 13th) for the awards, with the closing date set at 30th April. The finalists will be notified by 14th May, and the eventual winners at a dedicated awards reception on 7th June in Amsterdam. The awards reception will be cohosted alongside the tenth European edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit (, taking place in Amsterdam on June 7-8th. Winners and finalists will benefit from media coverage and industry recognition of their sustainability achievements.

Ecovia Intelligence has launched the Sustainable Food Awards to give recognition to operators who are pushing the sustainability needle in the food industry. Comments Mr. Amarjit Sahota, Founder and President of the organisation: “food is intricately linked to the environmental and societal issues facing our planet. By launching the Sustainable Food Awards, we want to honour those who are helping build a sustainable food industry, as well as inspire others to take the green path.”

About the Sustainable Food Awards

Organised by Ecovia Intelligence, the aim of the Sustainable Food Awards is to give recognition to operators who are helping build a sustainable food industry. The awards reception will take place on the evening of 7th June at the Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre. Media passes are available for the awards reception. More information is available from  

About the Sustainable Foods Summit 

Since 2009, the Sustainable Foods Summit has been covering major developments in sustainability and eco-labels in the food industry. The executive summit now takes place in the major geographic regions of the world: North & Latin America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific. The European edition of this international series of summit will be hosted in

Amsterdam on 7-8th June. More information is available from  

About Ecovia Intelligence 

Ecovia Intelligence (formerly known as Organic Monitor) is a specialist research, consulting & training company that focuses on global ethical product industries. Since 2001, we have been encouraging sustainable development via our services portfolio: market research publications, business & sustainability consulting, technical research, seminars & workshops, and sustainability summits. Visit us at