Forth Dimension Displays win Best Newcomer Award for Environmental Management at this years’ Green Business Fife Awards.
As companies come under ever increasing levels of scrutiny when it comes to their environmental responsibilities, ForthDD were delighted to announce their Best Newcomer Award for Environmental Management at this years’ Green Business Fife Awards, held at Balbirnie House Hotel, Glenrothes, in May. Winners were congratulated for their work on environmental performance, products, services and green entrepreneurship by BBC Scotland’s environmental correspondent, David Miller, who was the ceremony’s guest of honour.
The categories on which the judges based their decisions included; Environmental Sustainability, Business Success (innovation and leadership), Benefits for the Wider Community, Sustainable Procurement and Supply Chain initiatives.
The assessment for qualification was carried out by an independent consulting group and adjudicator, allocated by the Carbon Trust. The Carbon Trust provides specialist support to businesses and the public sector throughout the UK to assist in cutting carbon emissions, saving energy and commercialising low carbon technologies. Entrants came from the manufacturing sector, the food industry, IT and consultancy companies, consumer services, media and education with a significant increase in the number of small companies entering, outnumbering larger companies by around 3 to 1.
This big win will mean that ForthDD will now be automatically submitted to the Scotland wide VIBES awards (www.vibes.org.uk), which could lead to its nomination for the European Business Awards (www.businessawardseurope.com), an opportunity which ForthDD will certainly strive toward.
Andy McKay of ForthDD commented, “This has been a fantastic achievement for us and is further testament to our ongoing work to reduce our carbon footprint.” Andy is ForthDD’s Facilities, Engineering and Health & Safety Manager, dedicating much of his time to looking at how overheads can be reduced, and more importantly, how waste is minimised in the processes of production and to reduce overall carbon emissions as a firm. Andy added, “A considerable amount of hard work has been put into this by introducing new projects and initiatives for a better sustainable business practice”. Andy regularly attends business meetings specifically related to current environmental issues, as well as a number of other renewable energy supply chain events.
In addition to all the good work ForthDD are involved with internally, a policy of conducting business travel with airlines who use efficient aircraft whilst using the maximum number of seats (Easyjet, Ryanair and Flybe) was also introduced, thereby minimising the emissions/CO2 impact (and cost) of business travel.
David Vettese, European Sales Manager says, “Those of us travelling to and from Edinburgh Airport have switched from taxis to public transport, reducing cost and emissions, CO2 impact and number of car journeys. In our Berlin office we have taken this one step further with a no car / no taxi policy by which all transport (including between home and office) is undertaken via public transport; by bus, rail and tram.”
Greg Truman, CEO of Forth DD added, “This is a fantastic accolade for ForthDD and an issue which we will continue to keep at the forefront of our overall business objectives.”