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Search is on for the UK’s greenest businesses

27 August 2010

The search is on to find the UK’s greenest businesses as one of the world’s longest running environmental award scheme urges facilities management companies taking action on sustainability to step forward.

Now in its 35th year, the Business Commitment to the Environment (BCE) Environmental Leadership Awards scheme is calling on companies to apply for its 2011 awards before the entry deadline of October 11 2010.

"The BCE Awards showcase innovative environmental projects carried out by businesses that demonstrate excellence and leadership," says BCE Awards president Sir Anthony Cleaver. "The calibre of our previous winning projects shows that businesses are making a real difference to their impact on the environment, while often reaping significant commercial benefits.

"We’re therefore urging companies to put themselves forward this year so they too get the chance to win the recognition offered by our prestigious awards."

Free to enter, categories include awards for products, processes, SMEs and management for resource efficiency. New for 2011 is the Engagement Premier award which will recognise excellent communications on environmental issues both internally and externally to customers, the supply chain and other stakeholders. Critically, the campaigns or projects that win this new award will be part of a company's wider commitment to ongoing environmental behaviour change.

The best overall project receives the Sir Peter Parker Award, named after the founder. All entries are assessed on leadership and commitment, innovation and a demonstration of real environmental benefits. There have been a host of high-profile winners including Kingfisher, Innocent Drinks, NatWest, ASDA, Marks & Spencers, Toyota Motor Manufacturing and the Co-operative Group.

The Awards also welcomes a new main sponsor as WRAP (Waste & Action Resources Programme) takes on this important role. Other sponsors of the awards are AEA, Brunswick Group, E.ON and Sustainable Business.

Companies can find out how to enter the 2011 BCE Awards by visiting

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