Winners announced for the prestigious Environment and Energy Awards 2012
31 May 2012, News release from Sustainabilitylive! 2012
The winners of the prestigious Environment and Energy Awards 2012 - widely regarded as one of the highest accolades for sustainability in the corporate sector - have been announced, with the high standard of entries also featuring a number of first-time entrants.
Donna Bushell, Event Director said: "Once again we were very impressed by the quality of this year's entries, which made choosing the winners a difficult task for the judges. A number of first-time entrants also highlighted an encouraging trend - that even during difficult economic times, companies are maintaining their commitment to sustainable practices and continuing to invest in new technology and employee training."
There were 13 categories - including the new Outstanding Achievement Award - with the winners and highly commended entries as follows:
·ESTA Energy Manager of the Year Award, sponsored by ESTA
oWinner: Matt Hastings, Eden Project
oHighly Commended: Richard Tarboton, BT and Jaz Rabadia, Sainsbury's
Matt was praised by the judges 'as a great role model and example to others' and for 'engaging his team and colleagues along with the surrounding area of The Eden Project with innovative projects, with great potential to go beyond what he is doing at The Eden Project.'
·NEMEX Renewables Innovation Award, sponsored by NEMEX
·Energy Product/Service Award, sponsored by The Energy Institute
oHighly Commended: Miele Professional and Phlorum
·SME Award for Energy Efficiency, sponsored by EiBi
oWinner: The Alumet Group
·Energy-Efficient Refurbishment Award, sponsored by UKTI
oWinner: Alliance Boots
oHighly Commended: Ingleton Wood
·Energy Supplier Customer Service Award, sponsored by The Energy Brokers
oWinner: Phoenix Supply Ltd
·Environmental/Sustainability Manager of the Year, sponsored by Sustainable Business Magazine
oWinner: Steven Judd, Tube Lines
oHighly Commended: Rich Chandler, Solutia
Steven won praise from the judging panel for his achievements as 'a driving force at Tube Lines, ensuring all environmental projects happen in this difficult industry. He has embedded environmental management across the entire organisation and his abundance of innovative ideas has really engaged the management team.'
·Innovation Award for Environmental Technology, sponsored by Energy from Waste Expo
oWinner: Gloucestershire County Council and Atkins
oHighly Commended: Veolia Water Central
·Environment Product/Service Award, sponsored by edie.net Supplier Directory
oWinner: Best Foot Forward
oHighly Commended: Plastic Surgeon
·Environmental Leadership Award for Cultural Change, sponsored by Sustainabilitylive!
oWinner: Molson Coors Brewing Company
oHighly Commended: Amey
·Sustainable Business of the Year Award, sponsored by NQA
oWinner: Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd
oHighly Commended: Willmott Dixon
·Sustainability Communications Campaign Award, sponsored by Utility Week
oWinner: Anglian Water
oHighly Commended: Schneider Electric
·Outstanding Achievement Award, sponsored by The Energy Saving Trust
oWinner: Andrew Warren, Association for the Conservation of Energy
Andrew was selected for this new award for 2012 for being 'a tireless campaigner for energy efficiency for over 30 years, having been director of the Association for the Conservation of Energy since its foundation in 1981.'
The awards were announced during Sustainabilitylive! 2012 on Tuesday 22nd May, at a special black tie dinner held at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham, hosted by comedian Dominic Holland, followed by a casino and networking opportunities.
Visit www.sustainabilitylive.com/winners for a full list of winners.
For further information please email Sustainabilitylive! 2012