Winners of the Sedex Sustainability Award

Winners of the Sedex Sustainability Award

We are thrilled to have won the Sedex Sustainability Awards for Tech & Innovation for success in our packaging innovations.

As Britain’s first berry supplier to import strawberries using new cushioned punnets instead of bubble pads, we’re leading the industry in reducing plastic, and working towards 100% recyclable packaging. Over the next 12 months, we’ll eliminate over 42 million bubble pads from our global supply chain. To give you an idea of how much plastic this is, if you put 42 million bubble pads side by side it would take you from our office in Arbroath to our office in Huelva, Spain and back again, 3,764 miles to be exact! and we didn’t stop there… In addition to this, in January we launched a paper punnet for our premium blueberries which has 85% less plastic, is FSC certified, and is fully recyclable.

This has been a fantastic achievement that we are very proud of, and we look forward to continuing with sustainable packaging innovations well into the future. Well done and thank you to everyone involved. Our sustainability goals have been achieved so far with brilliant innovation and collaboration throughout our packaging team, our partner suppliers SHARPAK and Graphic Packaging International, LLC, our growers around the world, our customers and the wider group.

The multi nationality of the ASF staff brings a great diversity and experience to the team. - Maria Baptista, Import Technical Manager ASF