In the Vision in Business for the Environment of Scotland (VIBES) Awards 2010 announced yesterday (Wednesday 3rd December) at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow, Clark Contracts has won the Best Management category for medium size companies.
Beating the M74 Interlink Joint Venture, the construction, refurbishment and maintenance company demonstrated their innovative waste management and minimisation processes were having a positive impact on the environment, with 71% of their waste being diverted from landfill to date.
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.
Iain Blair, commercial director, Clark Contracts said, "We believe this prestigious award win outlines 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."
VIBES chair Alan Farquhar commented: "All of the winners were companies who showed real dynamism and innovation in their approach to their business and environmental performance.
They are a great example to others and it shows how developing management systems, services and products to deal with environmental challenges, can make real cost savings whilst identifying new business opportunities."
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.