The company’s entry into the awards is a direct result of its success in the prestigious Scottish VIBES Awards (Vision In Business for the Environment in Scotland) in the Management category in 2011 and the Energy Management and Efficiency category last year.
‘We are proud to have been selected as one of the only four UK finalists in the Management category,’ said Martin Hanchard, CEO, Brand-Rex. ‘It is testament to the efforts of the team to achieve such international recognition for our efforts to make Brand-Rex the most sustainable network cabling company.
‘For Brand-Rex, environmental considerations are a firm part of technology and innovation processes. Feedback from our customers and partners encourages us to continue this way. I would encourage every company to follow our lead as properly managed ecology actually pays dividends in profitability as well as global citizenship.’
The EBAE awards are presented by the European Commission every two years and aim to recognise and reward European companies that set an example by successfully bringing together innovation, economic viability and environmental concerns.
Brand-Rex technology and sustainability manager Kennedy Miller added, ‘We take our environmental responsibility very seriously and have an audited track record to prove it.
‘Our environmental processes and policies already go further than legally required and we intend to stay ahead in years to come.’
There are four award categories in which companies are rewarded for management practices, products, processes and international business cooperation activities that contribute to economic and social development without detriment to the environment. Brand-Rex is competing in the Management category for the The Pathway to Carbon Neutrality and 2015 for 2020: 20 Steps we can make by 2015 for a better vision of our future projects and will compete on the European stage against winners from 28 countries.
The Awards Ceremony will take place on 1st December 2014 in Lyon.