Green businesses to attend iiE Awards 2014

Businesses are being invited to join in a celebration of eco achievements at the annual Investors in the Environment Business Awards, held at Peterborough’s Kingsgate Conference Centre on Thursday 27 November, from 5pm.

This event will be a fantastic opportunity for businesses that are already part of the scheme to celebrate their achievements. Investors in the Environment (iiE) member businesses can secure Bronze, Silver or the highest level of Green accreditation, plus at the Awards they can discover who has won further awards – such as ‘Best Green Champion’ and Overall Achievers.

The event is also a great opportunity for other businesses that are interested in improving their eco credentials to attend the annual ceremony alongside those receiving awards. It is a chance to discover how the not-for-profit environmental accreditation scheme can help businesses make savings whilst reducing their impact on the environment. Investors in the Environment would also like to thank their sponsor Viridor for their long term support. .

In addition to this, the event will have networking opportunities, a showcase of green products and services, and attendees will be able to hear from VIP Guest Speaker David Pencheon, Director of the Sustainable Development Unit.

Senior Green Business Officer for iiE Kim Coley explains: “We’re absolutely delighted that someone as passionate about the environment as David Pencheon will be speaking at the Awards – it’s a great endorsement of the scheme’s achievements and he is such an incredible speaker too.”

“If you’re a business that is interested in finding out more about the scheme and its benefits, please register for a free place at the event. Then maybe next year your business will be receiving a Green Award or Certificate too!”

The not-for-profit iiE scheme is unique because businesses must achieve a minimum 2% improvement in resource efficiency over an agreed baseline figure to secure green accreditation. Other essential criteria include having a recycling system in place, adopting a travel plan, calculating carbon footprint and setting targets for carbon reduction. The supporting membership around this accreditation scheme gives businesses the support they need, as well as helping businesses promote their best practice and successes along the way. By businesses ultimately putting together a credible EMS, the scheme also allows businesses to keep ahead of emerging environmental legislation, involves staff in securing operational efficiencies, and raises their corporate profile. A smarter business of the future!

To register your place at this year’s Awards please RSVP by 20 November to selina.west@pect.org.uk or 01733 882542. Join in the conversation online with #iiEAwards. For more information visit the website at www.iie.uk.com.