Finalists announced for 18th VIBES Awards to be held in Edinburgh
Nearly 40 businesses 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.
Finalists include Diageo, SSE Generation and Development, GRAHAM Construction, Scottish Golf Ltd, Jaw Brew and Webhelp UK – selected across nine individual award categories designed to recognise the different ways organisations are implementing environmental best practice in their daily activity; from developing new products and services to improving processes.
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, where eight of the selected finalists will be awarded in one of the following categories; Management Large, Management SME, Green Team, Transport, Circular Economy, Environmental Product or Service, Innovation and Hydro Nation Award. A Micro Business Award will also be presented to the best entry to any category from a company with less than 10 employees.
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.
VIBES – Scottish Environment Business Awards is a strategic partnership between Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Scottish Government, Scottish Water, Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Zero Waste Scotland, Energy Saving Trust and Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group. The Awards are further supported by CBI Scotland, the Institute of Directors, the Federation of Small Businesses, Bright Green Business, Quality Scotland and Scottish Council for Development and Industry.
The Awards are accredited by the RSA Environment Awards Accreditation Scheme.
Full list of VIBES Awards 2017 categories and finalists:
3f bio Ltd
Industrial Nature Ltd
Glasgow Women’s Library
Ingen Ideas Ltd and Performance Improvements (PI) Ltd