Sustainability leaders of 2021 recognised in environmental awards

The iiE Awards, held during the week of 11-14th October recognised green business champions across the UK who have been working hard to make long lasting change to their working practices to help tackle climate change. Our sustainability leaders in this years environmental awards are detailed below.

This year was a tough one for many businesses with the pandemic, but the businesses acknowledged for their continued work towards being more sustainable pushed through. The environmental awards week featured a series of inspiring webinars that will soon be on our website and Youtube channel.

The events included talks from expert guest speakers, who focused on a range of themes including social impact, carbon reduction, water saving, natural environment and more. The aim of the programme was to engage organisations and individuals with different environmental initiatives to inspire, influence and share best practice.

April Sotomayor, Sustainability Consultant, said “2021 has been a year for climate action, alongside recovering from and adapting to a world shaken by the social and economic impact of Covid-19. This has been a year of setting new baselines, changing patterns of working, and for many – starting to build back better.”

“We were absolutely delighted with the standard of this year’s awards entries and are delighted to announce that – in the last audited year alone – our members have achieved estimated carbon savings of 10,858 tonnes CO2e saved. This is a truly tremendous achievement. More members are joining the accreditation scheme all the time as the shift towards helping the planet grows higher on their agenda.”

Thank you to the organisations that supported this year’s iiE Awards: including BGL Group, Roythornes Solicitors, Davies Veterinary Specialists, Compare the Market, Green Energy Switch, Ecotricity, Cool Food Pro, and Blueprint.

2021 Special Award Winners:

  • Overall Outstanding Achiever – Large business – City of Lincoln Council
  • Overall Outstanding Achieve – SME – Ecology Building Society
  • Sustainability Influencer – Linnaeus Group
  • Best Waste Reduction – University of Northampton
  • Water Saviour Award – Cambridge & Counties Bank
  • Natural Environment Champion – Davies Vet Specialists
  • Best Carbon Reduction – Perkins Engines
  • Sustainable Transport Award – Vetoquinol UK

2021 Award Winners

Bronze Accreditation

  • British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) • Cinque Ports Vets • Cromwell Tools Ltd • Dick White Referrals Veterinary Specialists Centre • Donnachie & Townley Veterinary Centre • Ferryhill Town Council • George Veterinary Group • Greatwell Homes • ITI Network Services Ltd • Learna Ltd – Diploma MSc • Lida Vets • Linnaeus Group • Masteroast Coffee Company Limited • Mayne Veterinary Clinic • Paragon Veterinary Referrals • The Institution of Engineering & Technology • Vet4Life • Veterinary Vision • Vetoquinol • Wear Referrals Veterinary Hospital • Westover Veterinary Centre – Small Animals

Silver Accreditation

  • Alliance Leisure Services Limited • British Veterinary Association (BVA) • Cave Veterinary Specialists • Crick Software • Crowshall Veterinary Services LLP • ETC (Stockton College) • Gateshead Council • IPM Global Mobility • Minster Veterinary Practice • Nene Park Trust • North Downs Referral Specialists • Old Hall Vets • The Webinar Vet • Vets4Pets Milton Keynes • Westover Veterinary Centre – Large Animals • Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service

Green Accreditation

  • Athene Communications • BGL Group • Buckles Solicitors • Budget Paper Supplied Ltd • Cambridge & Counties Bank • City of Lincoln Council • Cross Keys Homes • Daventry District Council • Davies Veterinary Specialists • JCS Fish • Hull City Council • Hunt & Coombs Solicitors • Kingstown Works • Leeds Environmental Design Associates (LEDA) • Milestone Infrastructure • Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust • Perkins Engines • Peterborough College • Rocketmill Digital Marketing • Roythornes Solicitors • SellickRail • The GBN Limited • University of Northampton • Walters Ltd • Manchester University NHS Trust • Ecology Building Society
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