Trees for Cities initiative wins two prestigious sustainability awards

FEA follows up Memcom award with Trade Association Forum Best Practice Award

Having picked up the Best Sustainability Initiative in the Memcom Excellence Awards late in 2021, FEA has just won the Sustainability Initiative of the Year award at the Trade Association Forum Best Practice Awards, at a ceremony in Central London in February 2022.  Both awards recognised the effectiveness of FEA’s Forest Initiative, which is linked with environmental charity Trees for Cities and is designed to provide foodservice equipment suppliers with the platform to offset their carbon footprint. 

Memcom is the community that connects trade associations, such as FEA, charities and other membership organisations.  The Trade Association Forum is the representative body for associations in the UK.  Its Best Practice Awards are supported by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. 

Commenting on FEA’s win, the Memcom judges said they “saw clear aims and targets which seem reasonable and clearly on track. Member engagement seems high with members, contributing to the target and they are on track for success!” 

Similarly, the Trade Association Forum judges were “impressed by how quickly the scheme had taken off, with clear support from members, and how it provided a hands-on process to enable members to contribute to the drive to net zero.”

FEA marketing manager Adam Lawrence was delighted that the association had won two accolades for the Forest Initiative.  “Both of these are influential and prestigious awards and competition is intense,” he said.  “To be selected by two sets of judges underlines the success of the campaign, and we are very grateful to all the members who have supported it.  Trees for Cities is a fantastic charity that is greening our urban spaces – so it’s good for both the planet and people’s wellbeing.” 

FEA’s Forest Initiative with Trees for Cities is continuing in 2022.  This year also sees the introduction of FEA Planting Days where members can work together planting trees at various locations across the UK.

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