Scottish IT companies invited to compete for top green accolade

The VIBES Awards is Scotland’s leading environmental awards scheme, recognising businesses that contribute to Scotland’s sustainable development through improving processes or developing new products and services.

The awards aim to encourage efficient use of resources, improvement of environmental performance, enhancement of business competitiveness, and support for wider sustainable development.

There are seven awards categories open for entry this year: Management, Environmental Product or Service, Transport, Cooperation, Hydro-Nation, Circular Economy and Micro Business.

Last year, Brand Rex scooped the Energy Award for achieving carbon neutral status, in accordance with PAS2060 (a carbon neutrality standard launched by the British Standards Institute) through a programme of energy efficiency improvements and ethical carbon offsetting projects.

Gillian Bruce, chair of VIBES, commented, ‘The VIBES Awards have been recognising champions of sustainability for 15 years.
‘Sustainable practices are becoming absolutely crucial to businesses of every kind and I feel sure that companies in Scotland will prove, yet again, to be blazing a trail.’   

The awards are free to enter and the deadline for submission is Friday 11th July 2014.
For more information, including advice on which category to enter, or to download an entry form for the VIBES Awards visit www.vibes.org.uk

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