Sibbald Training have been declared as champions of sustainability at the VIBES Scottish Environmental Business Awards 2017.
The VIBES – Scottish Environmental Business Awards encourages businesses across Scotland to increase their sustainability and reduce impact on the environment.
Sibbald were appointed as winners of the Transport category for their considerable efforts in reducing transportation related carbon emissions, the training provider has invested heavily in sustainable energy production and renewables which have contributed to considerable carbon reduction figures, achieving overall kgCo2e reduction of 31,202 pa. Which equates to kgCo2e 891 reduction per employee.
The announcement follows a rigorous judging process, where each of the 37 finalists were visited by a team of judges to assess their environmental processes.
Gillian Bruce, chair of the VIBES Awards, said: “Sustainable practice is important for our environment but it can also make a big difference to a business’s operations as seen by this year’s finalists. The standard of entries has once again been high and it is encouraging to see the different ways and processes businesses are coming up with, both small and large, to reduce their environmental impact’’.
David Sibbald, Managing Director of Sibbald Training commented, “We are extremely pleased to be announced as winners of the VIBES 2017 transport award and see this as recognition for the hard work and efforts undertaken by everyone involved’’.
Sibbald joined other category winners in collecting a coveted green award in front of an audience of more than 350 prominent business figures at the ceremony held in Edinburgh’s Grand Sheraton Hotel and Spa on Wednesday 15th November.
Sibbald are now eligible to enter the 2018 European Business Awards for the Environment (EBAE) which is open to winners and runners up of RSA Accredited award schemes.
VIBES is the only Scottish based RSA Accredited award scheme.