We just won a special new prize. Now, as you know, not only do we like to buy the best tasting fruit, but we also try to buy it from farms which look after both the environment and their workers. To help us do that, we work with the Rainforest Alliance, an international non-profit organisation that protects ecosystems and the people and wildlife that live within them.
Last week it was the Rainforest Alliance's 20th birthday, and at the celebrations we were lucky enough to receive their Green Globe Award for businesses that "demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to furthering sustainability by integrating environmental and social sustainability into their work."
They only gave out three such prizes worldwide, so we were honoured to win. We promise to carry on being good and doing good, even if Rich and Adam did look like scruffy b*ggers when picking up the prize.
(l-r Patrick Swayze, Gareth Gates, James Bond)
We'd also like to take this opportunity to introduce you to Carlos Vega, the new Fruit Supply Coordinator with the Rainforest Alliance (we helped provide the funding for his role). Carlos will be helping us buy more Rainforest Alliance certified fruit, including pineapple, orange, acai and acerola.
He's Costa Rican, loves laptops with big screens, and enjoys a double can of beer before he goes to bed. He knows the fruit industry inside out and is going to be invaluable to us in our quest for more certified fruit.
Just when I think it's almost impossible to be even more impressed with a company's ethics and commitment to making a difference, you go and do it again... So... I'm even more impressed!
Innocent really are the Richard Curtis of business, and it's great to see it being rewarded.
Well done to you all :)
Posted by: darragh | May 21, 2007 at 04:49 PM
Yay - well done innocent!
Posted by: beth | May 21, 2007 at 06:52 PM
You won a Greatest Britons award ! Well done guys ! Well deserved ! Onwards and upwards eh !
Posted by: Lou | May 21, 2007 at 09:36 PM
Heh heh heh ! And check YOU lot out on the TV ! ! ! Whoop whoop ! ! !
Posted by: Lou | May 21, 2007 at 09:38 PM
Congratulations on the Green Globe award and on the Greatest Britons Business award. (Just saw the last award on TV)
An Innocent Fan
Posted by: 21st Century Mummy | May 21, 2007 at 09:38 PM
I love innocent smoothies
Posted by: Iza Soares | May 21, 2007 at 09:50 PM
Hey Innocent!!! Congrats on winning tht Green Prize and also mega congrats on winning The Greatest Brition 2007 Business Awards!! I knew you could do it !!! I have just finished a glass of your newly improved Mango and Passionfruits smoothie, and I must say its absolutely delicious!!!!! I love all your drinks, and I always feel so healthy afterwards!! So a MASSIVE thank you goes to the little workers who slog so hard day in, day out to produce such wonderful drinks!!! (Also feel good because its NEVER from concentrate and the packaging is recylable!!!) :-)
Posted by: Sarah Dickinson | May 22, 2007 at 08:38 AM
Congratulations on winning such awards! It's an honour to be drinking your drinks ;)
Posted by: Hilde | May 22, 2007 at 09:50 AM
Congratulations on winning another well deserved award last night!!
Love and best wishes for the future, may the success continue xx
Posted by: Leigh | May 22, 2007 at 11:44 AM
Congratulations guys, you really do deserve all the success you've been receiving. You are a true inspiration to me and a lot of others.
Posted by: Michelle | May 22, 2007 at 11:54 AM
Congratulations on winning the Greatest Britons Business Award. All the best for the future - long may the fruity people reign!!
Posted by: Innocent smoothie groupie | May 22, 2007 at 12:36 PM
Well done you lot! brings a lump to my throat reading about all the great stuff you get up to - what a shining example - the halo is indeed an appropriate logo - you can do no wrong - am I right? :o)
Posted by: Jilly | May 23, 2007 at 11:59 AM
It's a good job you make smashing drinks....because your shirts are awful.
Posted by: thesaxman | May 23, 2007 at 01:09 PM
Many congratulations on winning the award. You all deserve it :)
Posted by: Mojo | May 23, 2007 at 02:29 PM
YAY GO INNOCENT!! Well done, it is fantastic that you can win cool awards because it gives me even more reasons to drink your smoothies! mmmm
Posted by: Peaceweaver2k7 | May 23, 2007 at 04:59 PM
I was clapping and cheering when you won! You have changed my life (yeah I know sad!) I drink a litre every morning and my 5 year old son thinks smoothies are orange squash! No fizzy drinks for him. Very many congratulations xxxxx
Posted by: Scarlett | May 23, 2007 at 05:52 PM
I love you people and you wholeheartedly deserve this :D
Posted by: Rosie | May 23, 2007 at 07:18 PM