Family business Oakland International was delighted to join other finalists at this year’s celebrated IGD Awards 2016 in London on Tuesday 18th October for its sector leading Distress Load Management Service. Oakland’s sector leading Distress Load Management Service reduces food losses for customers, loss adjusters and hauliers dealing with distressed loads. Oakland International Operations Director, Lynsey McIntosh, said: “As a responsible family business it is a privilege for Oakland International to be a finalist for such as prestigious award which acknowledges our culture, passion and lasting commitment to embrace sustainability through innovation and change.” Shortlisted in the Supply Chain Innovation Award category, Oakland International consistently demonstrates a recovery level of circa 80% of product, with nothing sent to landfill. To date they have successfully recovered some 2,000 tonnes of food; with any food waste redirected to nominated anaerobic digestion plant centres/recycling centres, where it is then used for renewable energy. Miss McIntosh added: “Oakland has always adapted and embraced technology, introducing new ways of working, which has helped build a reputation as a socially responsible family business, and continues to feed our appetite 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, discount, convenience and wholesale markets from their UK and Irish facilities and is recognised as a Top 100 Local Employer and ranked in the London Stock Exchange report in the Top 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain (March 2016).