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The Scottish Wholesale Association is moving into Phase 2 of its decarbonisation project designed to help members and the wider wholesale sector become greener and more sustainable.

Entries are now open for the Achievers Awards 2022, the long-established industry programme that rewards outstanding performance across the wholesale trade in Scotland.

Recent incidents of “unacceptable abuse” towards wholesale staff including delivery drivers, telesales and credit control teams have led the Scottish Wholesale Association to launch a #BeKindToWholesale campaign.

The Achievers Awards, the long-established industry programme that rewards outstanding performance across the wholesale trade in Scotland, is to return in 2022, the Scottish Wholesale Association has confirmed.

As hospitality businesses start to reopen this week the Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) is focused on helping Scotland’s food and drink recovery by building local sourcing opportunities for wholesalers and local producers.

Members are invited to join us for our first Virtual Hustings ahead of the Scottish Parliamentary elections on Thursday 6th May. 

Your chance to hear not only more about SWA's own ‘Decarbonisation of the Wholesale Industry’ project but from other businesses, and bodies, that are leading the way in hydrogen vehicle fleet deployment.

From local production of green hydrogen through to vehicle refuelling solutions that can support the wider deployment of zero emission logistics fleets.

SWA has become a founder member of Circularity Scotland Ltd, the new, not-for-profit company seeking to become the Scheme Administrator of Scotland’s proposed Deposit Return Scheme (DRS).

SWA has linked up with Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS) to promote its redistribution and matchmaking service that will help SWA members redistribute food which would otherwise go to waste. This includes products that are nearing expiry date or excess stockholdings due to stock bought ahead of lockdown/EU Exit.

Scotland’s First Minister has confirmed that work is ongoing with businesses with high Covid-19 transmission risks to introduce routine testing for their workforces. "High risk" sectors include food production and distribution, a welcome development following recent discussions between SWA and the Scottish Government around workplace testing in wholesale.