Social responsibility title for Adnams

SOUTHWOLD brewer, distiller and leisure retailer Adnams was among the winners at the annual awards run by pub sector magazine The Publican.

Adnams collected the award for Corporate Social Responsibility, the latest in a long line of accolades recognising its environmental commitment and broader values-based approach to business.

The judges said Adnams’ entry showed a “strong ethos with all areas covered in terms of corporate social responsibility”.

The company’s citation added: “Adnams fulfilled all of the criteria in every respect and the judges were extremely impressed.”

Among the initiatives recognised by the judges was the Adnams Bio Energy anaerobic digestion plant, launched in partnership with Bio Group, which supplies renewable gas made from brewery and local food waste to the National Grid.

Andy Wood, chief executive at Adnams, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have won this prestigious award.

“Strong ethics, responsible management and values allied to operational effectiveness are genuinely embedded throughout our organisation.

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“We’re all really proud of what we do at Adnams and getting this external recognition for our efforts makes all the difference.”

Also among the winners at The Publican Awards, held at Grosvenor House in London’s Park Lane, was the Golden Fleece in Chelmsford which picked up the Music Pub of the Year title.

The pub, which provides free live music three nights a week, was praised by the judges for “its commitment to live, original local music while demonstrating an ability to make money and offer service in a more traditional way, such as through a strong food and drink offer.”