Oakland International is delighted to be a finalist in the Supply Chain Innovation Award category of the prestigious IGD Awards 2016 to be held in London on Tuesday 18th October 2016. Responsible family business Oakland International was selected for their pioneering Distress Load Management service, whereby they reduce food losses for customers, loss adjusters and hauliers on distressed loads. A practical service providing notable environmental benefits for customers, it is capable of saving up to 80% of produce whilst nothing goes to landfill; to date successfully recovering circa 2000 tonnes of food, with any food waste forwarded to anaerobic digestion plant centres where it is then used for renewable energy. Oakland International MD, Barry Davies, stated: “We are delighted to be a finalist in the IGD Awards. Our selection is positive recognition of Oakland’s passion, commitment and desire to embrace new and innovative technologies to ensure we remain competitive whilst reducing food losses significantly for our customers throughout our partner networks.” Oakland’s Distress Load Management Service began in 2005 and has enjoyed positive growth year-on-year. Their advanced business approach and ongoing investment in a variety of energy efficient technologies and green initiatives, has succeeded in radically reducing their carbon footprint/energy consumption. Barry added: “We have always adapted and embraced new ways of working, which has helped build a reputation for growth through sustainability and an appetite to continue to add value and leverage from our expertise, whilst gaining competitive advantage.” A multi temperature supply chain specialist, Oakland International supplies UK and Irish retail, wholesale, discount and convenience markets from their UK and Ireland facilities; continuing to refine and innovate to support industry change.