Now in its eleventh year and recognised as Scotland's top environmental awards for business, VIBES aims to recognise businesses of all sizes and sectors employing good environmental practice in their daily activity, while also making significant financial savings.
Clark Contracts is one of only 25 companies nominated from Scotland in eight different categories. The construction, refurbishment and maintenance company is shortlisted in the Best Management category for medium size companies.
Clark Contracts demonstrated their innovative waste management and minimisation processes were having a positive impact on the environment, with 71% of their waste being diverted to landfill to date.
Gordon Cunningham, managing director, Clark Contracts said, "We are delighted to have been shortlisted to win this prestigious award, especially as one of only 25 companies across Scotland. We believe that this nomination recognises the hard work undertaken by everyone at Clark Contracts over the past few years to create a culture focused on eliminating waste and improving the efficient use of materials, whilst delivering significant cost savings to the business."
Following site visits from the awards' judges over the past three months, the lucky winners will be announced at a ceremony on Wednesday, 1 December at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow.
Alan Farquhar, VIBES chair said: "Now in their eleventh year, the VIBES Awards continue to attract high calibre entries from across the country. The competition increases every year and the shortlisted companies should be proud to have reached this stage in the competition.
"The shortlisted companies have shown great commitment to their environmental initiatives and are making financial savings through reduced resource use".
VIBES is a partnership between: Environmental Protection UK; NetRegs; Scottish Business in the Community; Scottish Environment Protection Agency; Scottish Government and Zero Waste Scotland.
The scheme is also supported by: CBI Scotland; Energy Saving Trust; Federation of Small Businesses in Scotland; Forward Scotland; Green Business Partnership and Scottish Enterprise.