Almost 40 businesses throughout Scotland have been announced as finalists for the 2017 VIBES – Scottish Environment Business Awards in recognition of their commitment to the environment.
The Awards, which are celebrating their 18th year, received a record number of entries across a range of sectors from food and drink, energy and consultancy to manufacturing, highlighting the diversity of companies working hard to contribute to Scotland’s sustainability.
The finalists have been selected across nine individual award categories which aim to recognise the different ways organisations are implementing environmental best practice in their daily activity; from developing new products and services to improving processes.
Sustainable best practice isn’t just good for the environment but is also beneficial for business performance, with companies reporting numerous benefits including enhanced competitiveness and both environmental and financial savings; something which VIBES is keen to communicate to the Scottish business community.
Commenting, Gillian Bruce, chair of the VIBES Awards, said: “Congratulations to this year’s finalists, each of which has impressed judges with their commitment and innovation in environmental and business best practice.
“VIBES is dedicated to recognising companies which have taken significant steps to reducing their environmental impact. Over the 18 years since the first VIBES ceremony, we have seen entries from businesses of all sizes and sectors, highlighting the range of businesses supporting Scotland’s sustainable development. We look forward to celebrating with many of these businesses and our new finalists at this year’s awards.”
The VIBES - Scottish Environment Business Awards will take place in Edinburgh this year at Sheraton Grand Hotel and Spa on November 15.
Sponsoring the awards this year are; Anglian Water Business, Centre for Sustainable Practice and Living, Climate-KIC at Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI), Farne Salmon and Trout, Scottish Government, ScottishPower and University of Stirling Management School.
The Awards are accredited by the RSA Environment Awards Accreditation Scheme (www.rsaaccreditation.org)
The full list of VIBES Awards 2017 categories and finalists are as follows:
Management Large (over 250 employees):
Management SME (under 250 employees):
Environment Product or Service: