Local food retailer Booths has been recognised with three ‘Big Ticks’ as part of the prestigious Responsible Business Awards 2014.
The Big Tick is the first level of accolade in the Responsible Business Awards – for firms that are judged to be making a positive difference to society and to the environment.
Booths was praised with a Big Tick for “Marketplace Sustainability Leadership” and “Customer Engagement on Sustainability” in 2013 and has been awarded with re-accreditation in 2014.
In addition, Lancashire-based Booths has won a Big Tick and been shortlisted for the esteemed Dairy Crest Rural Action Award, which recognises businesses that support rural communities to maintain a vibrant, sustainable rural economy.
Booths has been recognised for its work to support the future sustainability of hill farming in the Lake District by creating a demand and market for Herdwick lamb in its 29 stores across the North of England.
Chairman Edwin Booth said: “When discussing agriculture, we often miss the importance of the word ‘culture’.
“Booths is working to improve the viability of upland farming and ensure the future sustainability.
“By providing a sustainable and viable market for Herdwick lamb – offering the farmer a premium for their goods and customers a taste of the region – we’re going some way to protecting a way of life in the hills.”