Musgrave Group has won the 2015 NACS Insight European Sustainability Retailer of the Year Award, sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company, receiving the accolade at the NACS Convenience Summit Europe awards dinner in London yesterday evening (11th June.)
The owner of Centra and SuperValu received the award for its leadership in sustainable resource strategies, and how it has inspired other businesses to implement sustainability initiative of their own.
Chris Martin, CEO of Musgrave Group commented, “We are delighted to receive this international recognition for our sustainability strategy. Supporting local communities is in our DNA. Shopping is about more than just getting the products you need, when you need them.
“By developing a business that helps support the social, economic and environmental ‘health’ of communities we operate in, we are in a position to improve the quality of our customers’ lives,” he added.
By focusing on its environmental responsibilities, the company says it continues to reduce its carbon footprint and how much waste it sends to landfills, as well as minimise energy use while expanding its use of renewable energy.
Meanwhile, managing director of Insight, Dan Munford praised the group, saying, “The work Musgrave does with local producers and in local communities not only enriches lives, but also serves as a terrific point of differentiation for the business.”
NACS President and CEO, Henry Armour congratulated Musgrave Group and said, “The dedication Musgrave Group has shown to enhancing the communities and people it serves is a great example of sustainable and environmentally conscious best practices, and even more exciting is that we have the opportunity to share Musgrave’s endeavours with our global convenience retail community.”
© 2015 - Checkout Magazine by Jenny Whelan.