Deadline approaching for edie awards

Time is running out for companies seeking to be recognised for their achievements in edie's Awards for Environmental Excellence.

The deadline for project entries is June 30.

Two new categories have been added to the awards this year to better reflect the areas that are pushing the sustainability agenda in business and the public sector.

Green Retail Initiative

Open to any company within the retail sector, this new category seeks to recognise those that have shown a real attempt to improve their environmental performance.

This may have been achieved through a specific project such as the implementation of a more environmentally friendly delivery fleet or reducing the carbon footprint of a particular store or through a broader initiative such as looking at more sustainable ways of manufacturing or procuring products.

It could also be an internal initiative focusing on the company’s in- house activities or one that has faces the end users or the general public.

Local government initiative

For the 2009 Award for Local Government Initiative we are looking for a project which stands out from the crowd and is leading the field. We want to hear from authorities that have developed and implemented a plan that has helped deliver a real change within its boundaries. The project can be about a cultural change that has helped staff or local residents deliver environmental benefits or it could be a new strategy that helps the authority reduce its impact through technology, procurement practices, resource management or any other means.

This award is open to any local authority in the UK, from parish councils to those working at county or city level.

The projects to be entered into the awards must have been completed after January 2008

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