Kyocera announces winners of third GreenLight Awards
02 June 2008
Winners impress with their ‘green’ initiatives
The awards recognise individuals and organisations that have been instrumental in identifying and meeting an environmental challenge associated with their business and/or promoting public awareness, understanding and active concern for the enhancement and protection of the environment.
The awards were presented by Tracey Rawling Church, Marketing Director at Kyocera during the Green Card conference on the 21st May.
Public Sector: Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
This was done through an impressive array of marketing materials, publicity and direct action to engage staff. The first year’s results exceeded all expectations with gas consumption down by 14.64%, equal to 2,484 tonnes of CO2 and electricity consumption down by 5.64%, equal to 1,804 tonnes of CO2. Guy’s and St Thomas have been approached by other Trusts to share information and best practice, and were the first public sector organisation to join the Green500.
Private sector – under 50 employees: VeryPC
VeryPC have also instigated educational advertising campaigns to increase awareness as well as ‘practicing what they preach’ within their own company.
Private Sector – over 50 employees: Taylor Bloxham Limited
Some of their key achievements include a comprehensive recycling programme of all production and office paper, cardboard, polythene, plastic, CD’s, printer consumables, aluminium plates and drinks cans. A waste segregation system has also been set up, reducing waste disposal costs and the amount sent to landfill.
IT/Office Products sector: Commercial Group
Kyocera’s Communications Manager, Helen Hopper, comments: “The standard of entries to the GreenLight awards continues to rise. We were looking for projects that show innovation, creativity, and which really engage their stakeholders, and we were not disappointed. We’d like to offer our heartfelt congratulations to the winners, and our thanks to all those organisations that took the time to enter the awards.”