Liberation has been shortlisted in the Global Impact category of the Blue Patch Sustainability Awards 2019.
The awards programme celebrates the achievements of small businesses, social enterprises and not-for-profits working in sustainability, social and environmental impact.
The Global Impact category is for businesses based in Britain that work with international communities. It concentrates on ethical partnerships and good supply chain management. Liberation is eligible because we build long-lasting, fair supply chains with smallholder farming cooperatives. Which ultimately give 35,000 farmers a stable income.
The Blue Patch Sustainable Business Awards is in its fourth year. And in this time, the programme has grown. Since the awards launched in 2016, impressive brands such as Bird and Wild Coffee, Pebble Magazine, The Soap Co and Juta Shoes have all won.
The awards are judged by an esteemed panel. Katrina Burroughs, Journalist, Sunday Times Home, Emma Matthews, Merchandising Consultant at the Royal Opera House and Phillipa Smith, Editor of Vegan Life and Be Kind magazine are on the 2019 panel.
We are thrilled to be included on the shortlist. And of course, we will share the news with the farmers that own a 49% share of Liberation. We will find out who wins at a celebration on 3 October. Until then, we’ll wait with hopeful anticipation.