Environmental award gives Greenvale the right VIBES

Greenvale AP has been recognised for its environmental efforts at the 18th annual VIBES '“ Scottish Environment Business Awards.

Tuesday, 21st November 2017, 1:16 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 12:24 pm
VIBES Borders winner L-R Claire Boyle and Jo-Anne Baptie (Greenvale AP) with Craig Walker (Farne Salmon & Trout - sponsor)

The organic potato supplier and producer based in Duns was presented the Management Large (over 250 employees) Award (sponsored by Farne Salmon and Trout).

A total of nine businesses picked up a coveted green award in front of an audience of more than 350 business figures at the ceremony held in Edinburgh’s Grand Sheraton Hotel and Spa.

The awards follow a rigorous judging process, where each of the 37 finalists were visited by a team of judges to assess their environmental processes.

Now in its 18 th year, the VIBES - Scottish Environment Business Awards is dedicated to recognise businesses that are contributing to Scotland’s sustainable environment.

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Research has shown that sound environmental practice is also good for business, and the awards aim to encourage efficient use of resources, enhance business competitiveness, improve environmental performance and support wider sustainable development goals by showcasing examples of some of the small steps businesses are taking that can have a big difference to their bottom line as well as the environment.

Jo-Anne Baptie, Group HSE Manager at Greenvale AP, said: “We are honoured to have been recognised at this year’s VIBES – Scottish Environment Business Awards. Winning the Management Award is a real testament to the hard work and commitment from everyone at Greenvale to reducing our impact on the environment.

“We are proud to take our place amongst many excellent companies working hard to deliver a sustainable future and hope it inspires more organisations to make a difference.”

Gillian Bruce, chairman of the VIBES – Scottish Environment Business Awards, added: “Sustainable practice is important for our environment but it can also make a big difference to a business’s operations as seen by this year’s finalists. The standard of entries has once again been high and it is encouraging to see the different ways and processes businesses are coming up with, both small and large, to reduce their environmental impact.”

Each of the 2017 VIBES winners is now eligible to enter the 2018 European Business Awards for the Environment (EBAE) which is open to winners and runners up of RSA Accredited award schemes.