Monthly Archives: May 2012

Produce World Marshalls supports local youth project

Produce World Marshalls, based in Butterwick, Boston, is helping out the local community by housing a double decker bus that is used for a youth centre project in the area.

The roadHoG Bus Youth Project provides a fully resourced double decker bus and youth worker. It serves the local secondary schools, and visits eight different communities in the region. The fortnightly drop-in youth centre not only provides a safe place, but encourages and inspires young people to aim higher in life through educational activities, activities and appropriate relationships developed between adults and young people.

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Produce World Makes Significant Progress on Environmental Targets

The Produce World Group has reduced the amount of waste it is sending to landfill by 29 per cent, and seen a fall in its CO2 emissions of 28 per cent according to the latest report on its Corporate and Social Responsibility Programme. The report outlines the progress made on each of the four pillars of the programme: Environmental Stewardship, Workplace Culture, Responsible Sourcing and Community Impact.

During 2011 the Group set itself a target of reducing landfill by 10 per cent and CO2 emissions by 6 per cent, both of which were exceed by considerable margins. In the area of Workplace Culture, the report highlights the introduction of the Pride of Produce World Awards which recognised achievements by employees across the business. During the year absence rates for employees were reduced to 1.53 per cent against a previous rate of 2 per cent.

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Produce World’s HR Director shortlisted for top award

David Frost, group HR Director at Produce World has been shortlisted for HR Director of the Year at this year’s HR Excellence Awards.

David is joined by fellow HR Directors from leading companies such as London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Morrisons and London Overground who have also made it onto the shortlist. The winner will be announced on June 25th at an awards ceremony.

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Produce World makes impact at inaugural Waitrose awards

The Produce World Group has been highly commended in all three categories it entered in the inaugural Waitrose Way Awards.  Waitrose Way is the supermarket’s Corporate Social Responsibility strategy made up of four pillars, including championing British, treading lightly, treating people fairly and living well.  The awards were designed to recognise Waitrose suppliers’ sustainability initiatives which ultimately enhance the food on the consumers’ plates.

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Healthy and nutritious can be delicious, local produce company tells pupils

Produce World, in partnership with Waitrose, has given a presentation on healthy eating to the Malcolm Sargent Primary School in Stamford this week. The local fresh produce company, a leading grower and supplier of high quality fresh vegetables, is taking part in the Waitrose Community Matters scheme, pledging its support to the supermarket who it has supplied for over 20 years.

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Local Produce Company Scores Top Marks Three Years Running

Produce World RBO has received the highest grading for the third year running following a British Retail Consortium (BRC) unannounced audit.

Produce World Group’s organics specialist, which grows and supplies potatoes, carrots, swedes and parsnips, was the very first produce site in the industry to achieve the coveted A* status three years ago and has received the award each year since. In 2011, the group’s roots specialist, Produce World IFP, joined the handful of food businesses in the UK and across Europe which have achieved top marks. The 31 businesses with A* status account for just 1% of all food businesses that use the BRC accreditation system.

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