The Catering Insight Supplier of the Year, Sustainability Award honours manufacturers that are championing environmental product development and energy efficient products.
Distributors voted in their droves to give the winner, Rational, 39% of the vote.
Rational’s latest Growth and Sustainability Report confirms that its appliances use 90% recyclable materials and its packaging is 97% recyclable. Its VarioCookingCenter multifunctional cooking system is designed to save energy by replacing multiple appliances and cooking up to four times faster than conventional equipment.
Sustainability also features in Rational’s comprehensive dealer training programme. The manufacturer runs training courses for all its distributors on a regular basis.
Rational UK MD Simon Lohse was on hand last night to pick up the trophy. He commented: “We are very proud to win. It’s voted for by the distributors so a really good award to get.
“To win the sustainability award is impressive because sustainability is one of the main things facing business today in our industry. It’s not just about making money, it’s about saving the planet.”