Agthia Group PJSC, a leading regional food and beverages company, took home the “Most Impactful Sustainable Product” award for its Al Ain plant-based bottle at the Gulfood Innovation Awards 2021.
The awards were announced as part of Gulfood 2021, the world’s largest annual food and beverage trade show, hosted at the Dubai World Trade Centre with numerous renowned brands competing across 11 different categories.
Alan Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Agthia Group, said: “This award emphasizes Agthia’s dedication to bringing pioneering products into our consumers lives. As one of the leading F&B companies in the region, we have always been at the forefront of innovation and sustainability, and through the Al Ain plant-based bottle, we will be meeting our commitment to protect the environment.”
He added: “We have been able to tailor products that are unique and sustainable by keeping innovation and quality at the centre of everything we do.”
Dr. Rabih Kamleh, Chief Quality and R&D Officer, said: “This award is a testament to the hard work and commitment of our team who are constantly innovating to provide solutions that allow our consumers to make smarter and sustainable choices. This is one of our many initiatives that follow our commitment to sustainability and reduction of CO2 footprint.”
Agthia is the first company in the Middle East and GCC region to make plant-based bottles. Al Ain plant-based bottle is made from 100% plant-based materials – including the cap, the label and the secondary packaging – at Agthia’s Al Ain manufacturing site under the highest quality standards and under manufacturing conditions that continuously optimize energy consumption in all its operations.