Leaders in sustainability recognised at the iiE Awards 2022 – Full Winners List

Wednesday 16th November marked the iiE Awards 2022 and the celebration of success in sustainable business. Organisations across over 550 sites in the UK were recognised for creating positive and long-lasting change in their working practices, to help tackle climate change and waste. These included those just starting out in sustainability all the way to those going above and beyond.

The online event also featured talks from renowned leaders in sustainability, Dr Sally Uren OBE, Chief Executive of Forum for the Future, and Henry Unwin, Director of Sustainability at Daylesford Organic. Both of whom discussed the importance of being a regenerative business and shared practical tips on how to implement learnings into organisations.

This year saw a 57% increase in organisations seeking out iiE accreditation, due to iiE success stories alongside market demands on businesses to make the net-zero transition. Current members have gone above and beyond despite difficult economic challenges, with approximately a third of this year’s submitted accreditations achieving Green, the highest iiE award level. iiE Green members alone saved enough electricity to power 1,500 homes for a year, demonstrating how carbon management can also cut costs.

April Sotomayor, General Manager & Principal Consultant, said, “12 years on from our launch, Investors in the Environment goes from strength to strength, empowering people and their organisations to account for their environmental footprint, learn what to do next, and benchmark their progress. We make it easy and rewarding for business to do their bit and get recognised for these efforts.”

Thank you to the organisations that supported this year’s iiE Awards: including BGL Insurance, Cambridge & Counties Bank, Compare the Market, Ecotricity, Green Energy Switch, Hunt & Coombs Solicitors, Roythornes Solicitors and Sustrans.

To find out more about the environmental accreditation scheme and its members, visit www.iie.uk.com.

iiE Awards 2022 Winners

Best Carbon Reduction 2022: Gateshead Council

Commendation to Peterborough College

Sponsored by: Green Energy Switch

Best Waste Reduction 2022: Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust

Commendation to Andy Thornton Ltd

Sponsored by: Compare the Market

Sustainable Transport Champion 2022: Compare the Market

Commendation to University of Northampton and Budget Paper Supplies

Sponsored by: Sustrans

Natural Environment Champion 2022: Westover Vets & Oaklea Trust (Joint Winners)

Sponsored by: Cambridge & Counties Bank

Best Newcomer 2022: Cromwell Tools

Commendation to Atkin Jones and Oundle School

Sponsored by: Hunt & Coombs Solicitors

Sustainability Influencer 2022: British Veterinary Association (BVA)

Commendation to Vets4Pets Milton Keynes

Sponsored by: BGL Insurance

Overall Outstanding Achiever 2022: Wear Referrals       

Commendation to LEDA

Sponsored by: Roythornes Solicitors

Overall Outstanding Achiever (Large Business) 2022: Durham County Council

Commendation to Hull City Council

Sponsored by: Ecotricity

iiE Awards 2022 Accreditations:

Bronze Accreditation

Abbey House Veterinary Hospital

Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists

Andy Thornton Limited

Ash Tree Vets

Avonvale Veterinary Centres

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

Blacks Vets

British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA)

British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA)

Caister Vets Limited

Chantry Vets

Cinque Ports Veterinary Group

Compare the Market

Cromwell Veterinary Group

Dengie Feeds

Elanco UK (Hook Office)

Eye Vet

Ferryhill Town Council

Hawick Veterinary Practice

IBA Group Limited

IPM Global Mobility Limited

Kentdale Referrals

Lloyd & Whyte Limited (Taunton)


Milton Keynes Veterinary Group

Northwest Veterinary Specialists

Oaklea Trust

Oundle School

Quarry Veterinary Group

Redwood Bank Limited

Sandhole Veterinary Centre

Scientists for Global Responsibility

Shearbridge Veterinary Centre

Shepherds Friendly

Shires Vets

Southfields Veterinary Specialists

Taylor and Emmet Solicitors

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS)

Torrington Orthopaedics

Vet Partners (Corporate)

Veterinary Specialists Scotland

Vets4Pets Leeds

Village Vet

Vision One

Wear Rivers Trust

West Midlands Veterinary Referrals

Westover Veterinary Centre (Small)

Your Pet Medicine Compare Ltd


Silver Accreditation

Buckles Solicitors LLP

Cromwell Tools Ltd

Donnachie & Townley Veterinary Centre

Durham Wildlife Trust

Gateshead Council

ITI Network Services Ltd

Learna Ltd

Lida Vets

Linnaeus Group

New Anglia LEP

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Paragon Veterinary Referrals

Vets Defence Society

Westover Veterinary Centre (Large)


Green Accreditation

Atkin Jones Ltd

BGL Insurance

Budget Paper Supplies Limited

British Veterinary Association (BVA)

Cambridge and Counties Bank

City of Lincoln Council

Crowshall Veterinary Services LLP

Durham County Council

Ecology Building Society

Hull City Council

JCS Fish

Kingstown Works Ltd

LEDA (Leeds Environmental Design Associates)

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Minster Veterinary Practice

Nene Park Trust

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust

North Downs Specialist Referrals

Old Hall Veterinary Centre

Perkins Engines

Peterborough College

RocketMill Digital Marketing

Roythornes Solicitors

SellickRail Ltd

The GBN Ltd

The Webinar Vet

The University of Northampton

Vets4Pets Milton Keynes

Wear Referrals Small Animal Hospital

WF Glazing

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