Shortlisted for green awards

VIBES Awards chairwoman Gillian Bruce
VIBES Awards chairwoman Gillian Bruce

Three local firms have been shortlisted for this year’s Vision in Business for the Environment of Scotland (VIBES) Awards .

Companies from all over Scotland entered the 16th annual environmental award scheme which recognises and rewards the commitment, actions and achievements of Scottish companies working hard to reduce their impact on the environment.

Entries to this year’s awards represented a range of sectors and sizes, demonstrating the diversity of companies which contribute to Scotland’s sustainability.

Honeywell’s Newhouse campus has been shortlisted for the Management Large Award after working hard to integrate health and safety and the environment into the core of the working day amongst all levels.

Tinto Toner from Bellshill which re-manufacturers high quality toner cartridges for printers and photocopiers has been shortlisted for the Circular Economy category.

It will be up against Holytown-based Viridor which has been shortlisted in the same category for its £25m Scottish Glass Recycling Facility which is capable of recycling 200,000 tonnes of glass per year.

A total of 27 business have been shortlisted across eight categories and the winners will be announced at a ceremony in Edinburgh in November.

Gillian Bruce, chairwoman of the VIBES Awards, said: “The VIBES Awards are dedicated to recognising companies which have taken significant steps to reduce their impact on the environment and we’re thrilled to report that we have received a record number of entries this year.

“The quality and range of entries illustrates the diversity of Scottish businesses supporting the environment, and it is this work that we want to showcase and reward.

“Each of the shortlisted companies has impressed the judges with their sustainable practices and commitment to the environment and we look forward to celebrating with each of them at the 16th VIBES Awards ceremony.”