Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Green 50: South West's most progressive green companies recognised

Business leaders and sustainability innovators from across the South West gathered at Bristol and Bath Science Park last week to celebrate the region’s most progressive green companies.
The Green 50 Awards, which was sponsored by eco printing and mailing firm CFH Docmail and renewable energy supplier Good Energy, saw businesses acknowledged for driving forward change in organisational sustainability.
Gavin Thompson, editor of The Western Daily Press, hosted the ceremony.
He said: "There have been steps along the way already. When I put out our recycling every week I think ‘we used to throw all of this away to be buried in a hole in the ground’. But I also think, ‘look at all that plastic’. There is a long way to go.
"I do not believe this change will be brought about by direct action. Rather this will be driven by consumers. And business meeting those consumer demands, and, in some cases, leading it.
"That’s why we created the West of England Green 50. We want to nudge that transition along. We want to inspire change."
Waste management solutions company GENeco, which is based in Avonmouth, was presented with a judges’ award by Dave Broadway, chairman of CFH Docmail.
Dave said: “We are fighting against climate change. We are the few and we have to do more and more to save the rest of them from themselves.”
Bristol-based ethical bank Triodos was also presented with a judges’ award by Dr Randall Bowen, director of business services at Good Energy, who pointed out that “if we don’t do something about climate change we are going to be in a very sticky situation.”

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