An innovative young business centred around using fruit and vegetables not fit for supermarket consumption has won an award for their commitment to the environment.
Get Wonky, a Welsh Government-backed start-up, claimed the Environmental Responsibility Award at the recent Business Growth Awards. The win, which was sponsored by compliance consultancy Penarth Management, was a huge coup for the Cardiff-based business.
Speaking of the win, co-founder of Get Wonky, Maciek Kacprzyk, said: “I truly believe that all organisations need to prioritise being socially responsible and this includes being environmentally friendly. There should no longer be a trade-off between acting ethically and making a financial profit, as it is possible to do both. It is important that businesses are aware of their actions and take responsibility, this is particularly relevant today with global warming and the war against plastic.
“We have had lots of support and encouragement from the Welsh Government to help establish ourselves. It is an honour to be recognised as a successful new business in the area and we are truly proud of our Welsh roots and are super excited about what the future holds for us.”
Jodie Read, Managing Director of Penarth Management, said: “I am thrilled that Get Wonky was rewarded for its sterling efforts on being environmentally conscious and ethical with everything that underpins the business.”
Mrs Read explained how Get Wonky had set an example to other businesses and highlighted the importance of having projects and processes in place which encourage sustainability: “Organisations like Get Wonky that aim to help the environment will almost certainly help organisations to save money compared to those that lack efficient systems. Put simply, it equates to greater profits. Aside from the financial aspect, it sends a positive impression to customers who may be having to decide which new supplier to engage.”
On the South Wales Business Growth Awards, Mrs Read said: “We are long-term backers of the awards and the calibre of applicants has been consistently high. Penarth Management will certainly look to continue its close affinity with the awards in the coming years.”
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