Celebrating Sustainable Business in Camden – leading the way
At the recent Camden Business Sustainability Awards Camden Council recognised and celebrated the borough’s businesses who are leading the way to achieving environmental sustainability for the good of the borough and wider community.
The evening brought together Camden’s business and other organisations with the launch of the Camden Climate Change Alliance annual report and its 'Marks of Achievement' certification scheme.
As well as announcing the winners in the seven categories, attendees had the opportunity to listen to keynote speakers Léonie Cooper (Chair of the London Assembly’s Environment Committee) and Matthew Bell (Chief Executive - Committee on Climate Change) who highlighted the opportunities and challenges facing Camden on its environmental journey.
“These awards aim to recognise, inspire and encourage Camden’s businesses and organisations in the borough to achieve environmental sustainability, not just for the benefit of the residents of Camden, but regionally and nationally.
“I would like to wholeheartedly thank every business who entered this year’s awards and congratulate the winners in what was a very strong field across all categories, as well as the support from the Francis Crick Institute who hosted the event for free and the sponsors who helped us fund the event.”
This year’s winners are:
Excellence in energy efficiency and carbon reduction (sponsored by ASOS)
Winner - Eleanor Palmer School
Runner up - The Wesley (Hotel and Conference Centre)
Excellence in waste management and recycling (sponsored by The Fitzrovia Partnership)
Winner - Colyer Group
Runner up - MidCity Place
Excellence in improving air quality (sponsored by The Wellcome Trust)
Winner - Colyer Group
Runner up - The Fitzrovia Partnership
Excellence in biodiversity management
Winner - Alara Wholefoods Ltd
Runner up - King’s Cross (Argent LLP and King’s Cross Estate Services)
Best employee engagement initiative (sponsored by The Wesley Hotel and Conference Centre)
Winner - Troup Bywaters & Anders
Runner up - The Roundhouse Trust
Excellence in water resource management
Winner - The Wesley (Hotel and Conference Centre)
Runner up - Friends House (London) Hospitality Ltd
Leadership in green procurement (sponsored by ASOS)
Winner - The Fitzrovia Partnership
Runner up - University College London
Outstanding contribution to environmental sustainability
Large business winner: University College London
Small business winner: Colyer Group
University College London and Colyer Group, winners of the ‘outstanding contribution to environmental sustainability’ award and, Eleanor Palmer School, winner of the ‘excellence in energy efficiency and carbon reduction’ award, will also be recognised at the Camden Business Awards gala in the Autumn.
Sophie Goodall, Group Marketing Manager for Colyer Group said: “Thank you for hosting these inspiring awards, it was a great evening, really informative and was fantastic to see so many people actively involved in sustainability.”