Transforming Food Award

This award, sponsored by Yealands Wines, will be presented to an organisation that is transforming the food system to create a positive impact on people or the environment.

Good Food is safe, healthy, nutritious, affordable and produced in a sustainable way. It contributes to local economies, reduces ‘waste’ and inefficiencies, and protects water, soil and biodiversity. It is transparent about where it comes from and how it is produced. It also enhances cultural food practices. We need to ensure everyone has access to good food. Technology and innovation are helping us to shift our food system for a better New Zealand. And businesses have a vital role to play, through the way food is produced, made, distributed and sold.

This award will be presented to an organisation that is transforming the food system to create a positive impact on people and/or the environment.

Finalists for the Transforming Food Award are:

  • AUT University
  • Berkano Foods
  • Bread & Butter Bakery & Café
  • Breadcraft (Wai)
  • Chia Sisters
  • EcoStock Supplies
  • Lux Organics
  • IncaFé Organic Coffee
  • Wholly Cow
  • Wise Boys

We asked Yealands Wines what inspired them to sponsor the NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards.

“Sustainability and innovation are at the heart of everything we do at Yealands. By supporting the SBN we hope to share our passion with others by encouraging like-minded NZ businesses to enter the Awards. Supporting other local businesses in their sustainability goals will ultimately help build a New Zealand that is a model nation in sustainability. The Transforming Food category speaks to our commitment of producing quality, sustainable, affordable food, innovating in the continued reduction of waste, building a healthy economy and, above all, protecting the water, land and New Zealand’s unique biodiversity.”