Range supplier KFE has won the Sustainable Catering Equipment Manufacturer Award at the prestigious Footprint Awards 2023.
The event, which took place on 8th June at The Royal Institute of British Architects in London, is the leading awards scheme for environmental sustainability and responsible business practice in the out of home sector.
As well as the energy efficiency and performance of its Kiremko frying ranges, judges were impressed with the innovative ways in which the design and use of the equipment reduce its negative impact on the environment.
On KFE winning the award, one judge said: “This is easily the best application I’ve ever judged in this category, and the applicant clearly demonstrates how sustainability is considered in every aspect of their business. A strong submission from a company that is committed to reducing energy and lengthening oil life through its fryers – traditionally very energy intensive equipment! Good case studies provided with demonstrated savings.”
The award comes less than two months after KFE achieved its goal of becoming carbon neutral following an ambitious two-year programme of reducing and offsetting its carbon emissions.
Paul Williams, Managing Director at KFE, comments: “Sustainability has always been at the heart of our frying ranges, even before it became a buzzword, so to have our efforts recognised at such a high level and alongside global brands such as Coca-Cola, KFC and Quorn is an absolute privilege.
“We’re just one company in a very big industry wanting to make a difference. We hope by taking the lead, customers will come to look for sustainability as standard across whatever it is they are purchasing, creating a better industry and planet for everyone.”