Prince recognises Supreme Creations’ ethical approach

The Prince of Wales recognised cotton bag manufacturer Supreme Creations at the annual Business in the Community (BITC) Awards for Excellence this week.

Supreme Creations, the company that manufactured the “I’m not a plastic bag” jute, was awarded the BITC Supply Chain Award by Prince Charles.

The London-headquartered company was recognised for its ethical supply chain.

Supreme Creations employs more than 2,000 workers at its manufacturing base in Pondicherry in Southern India, 90% of whom are women who earn above the country’s average wage.

The British High Commissioner to India and cross-party members from the House of Lords praised the company for its work in this area.

Supreme Creations chairman Sri Ram said he was honoured that his business had won the award, adding that it showed that “business underpinned by ethical foundations can create a win-win situation”.

Supreme Creations’ customers include Tesco, Topshop, The Co-operative, Boots and Sainsbury’s.

The Co-operative won the ASDA Environmental Leadership Award at the event.