Waitrose Holloway Road has been named winner of the Innovation Award at the Islington Giant Green Business Awards 2009. The store was also nominated in the Sustainable Transport category of the awards run by Islington Council, which recognise organisations striving to improve Islington's Environment.
Judges commended the store for a wide range of innovations to reduce emissions from its transport fleet and for setting an example for other large retailers to follow. These initiatives consisted of both changes to operations nationally and local innovations such as loaning bicycle trailers to customers.
The store's efforts were also featured as a case study in a booklet of transport advice created by Islington Council. 'Deliver' is a new initiative from the council aimed at providing transport advice to businesses in Islington.
Read more about the awards on the Islington Council website (www.islington.gov.uk).