Greggs shortlisted for the 2017 Responsible Business Awards

Greggs is celebrating after being shortlisted for two awards for the UK’s longest running and most prestigious awards programme, championing responsible business in the UK and abroad.


Now in their 20th year, the Awards champion the most inspiring businesses who are making a difference by taking action to build more inclusive workplaces, stronger communities and tackle our biggest environmental challenges.


Greggs has been shortlisted for The UBS Award for Education for ‘The Greggs Breakfast Club partnership’ and The Unipart Award for Outstanding Employment for ‘Inclusive Recruitment’


Commenting Roger Whiteside, Chief Executive at Greggs said: “To be shortlisted for two awards is a significant achievement and highlights the great work which is happening within our organisation to make a positive impact on the communities in which we operate.


“The Inclusive Recruitment award recognises the positive impact we have made on recruitment rates for people from disadvantaged backgrounds. By removing barriers to employment for marginalised groups, we have developed an inclusive approach to recruitment, which is in keeping with our core values and commitment to doing business in a way that brings benefits to our teams, customers, suppliers and local communities.


“The Education award is in recognition of the Greggs Foundation’s Breakfast Club programme and I am immensely proud of the work we do with our business partners to ensure that primary school children in areas of disadvantage are given the opportunity to start the school day with a good breakfast, ready to learn.”


Chief Executive at Business in the Community, Amanda Mackenzie, said: “We want all businesses to be a force for good in the community, and being shortlisted means that Greggs can inspire many more companies to be part of the responsible business movement, so that together we can work for a fairer society and a more sustainable future.