C-Store Sustainability Brand of the Year 2023

Jason McSteen, Nearby Ireland sales manager, presents the Sustainability/Environment Brand of the Year Award to Bunzl Ireland, represented by Killian Martin

Sustainability has become ever-more vital in recent years, with 57% of Irish food businesses embedding sustainability into their overall business strategy*. Here, we celebrate some of the leading lights within this sector


Brand Central

24 January 2024

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Congratulations to our finalists:

  • Ballygowan
  • Bewleys
  • Glenilen Farm
  • Nestle

Award Sponsored by:




WINNER: Bunzl Ireland

Bunzl Ireland was “thrilled and honoured” to receive the ShelfLife C-Store Sustainability Brand of the Year Award 2023, as a testament to its commitment to sustainability as a business. “Over the past five years, we have dedicated ourselves to fostering a more environmentally conscious approach in our operations,” Bunzl Ireland told ShelfLife.

The company’s comprehensive plan, implemented across the broader Bunzl business, underscores its unwavering dedication to sustainability. Here in Ireland, Bunzl has actively executed this plan, sourcing and incorporating more sustainable products across all its divisions here in Bunzl Ireland especially in the retail sector. “We believe that these conscientious changes resonate with our customers and have positioned us at the forefront of people’s minds when it comes to making sustainable choices,” the company said.

“This award not only recognises our achievements but also serves as motivation to continue our journey towards a greener, more responsible future.”

Bunzl Ireland’s sustainability programme (Dependable | Responsible | Sustainable) drives communication, collaboration, and stakeholder engagement on a range of corporate sustainability issues, including:

  • Fostering a working environment that is diverse, safe and supportive.
  • Building links with, and supporting, local and national charities.
  • Understanding environmental impact and using resources efficiently.
  • Developing sustainable business solutions.
  • Providing innovative, sustainable products under an ethical sourcing policy.

The programme is underpinned by Bunzl’s long-term objectives to deliver UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which provide a clear path for continual environmental improvement.

*(Source: The 2023 SME Food Barometer published by Love Irish Food and PwC)




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