National Awards For Sustainable Sourcing
With a view to recognise and reward food companies that adopt sustainable sourcing practices, thereby creating positive impact on environment and on the lives and livelihood of the producers, the Food Future Foundation launched the National Award for Sustainable Sourcing in 2020. This is supported by CII’s Food and Agriculture Centre of Excellence (FACE) as its Technical Partner.
In the 2021 edition of the Awards, the broad criteria were adapted from World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA) Indicators. This included a focus on five areas, namely –
1) Governance & Strategy
2) Environment- Partnership to improve Suppliers’ Systems in the following
3) Nutrition, Health & Food Safety
4) Social inclusion among approved suppliers: How does the Applicant ensure the following
5) Innovation and Scale of Sustainable Sourcing
There were five levels of recognition and two categories, the award recognized every aspect of sustainable sourcing. The Award categories included large and small and medium business and Sectoral and CSR projects. Five levels of recognition are –
Trendsetter in Sustainable Sourcing & Livelihood Protection
Award for Outstanding Performance
Jain Farm Fresh
Commendation for Significant Achievement
Fruit Circular Economy
Hindustan Unilever Ltd.
Commendation for Strong Commitment to Excel
Nestle - Dairy
Olam - Rice
ADM - Oilseeds
Certificate of Appreciation
Mondelez - Cocoa Beans
Nestle - Spices
Olam - Coffee
Olam - Spices
Awards for Outstanding Performance
Large Value Chain (Spices) Category
Corporate Small Value Chain Category
Tata Consumer Products
Sectoral Value Chain (Tea) Category
ADM Agro Industries India Pvt. Ltd.
Keventer Agro Ltd.
(Dry Coconut –Copra)
Mondelez India Foods Pvt Ltd