We at Biffa chose to sponsor the Waste Management and Recycling award as we feel it is important in today’s world - if we want to leave this planet for our future generations to enjoy.
Waste management and recycling are two of the best ways to have a positive impact on the world in which we live. Recycling is important to both the natural environment and us.
Here at Biffa the UK’s number 1 for Business Waste and Recycling we work with customers of varying sizes across all sectors to provide the best possible outcomes. Sponsoring this award gives us the opportunity to recognise the efforts of like-minded organisations which go above and beyond in taking their commitment to environmental best practice seriously. We are delighted to be associated with this award and look forward to being able to take part and contribute to raising awareness of this work.
Francis Armstrong, Regional General Manager
Environmentalist of the year
From the individuals who help maintain our award-winning green campuses to the talented academics undertaking world-class research into global challenges such as addressing climate change, we’re very much aware of the positive impact that passionate and committed individuals can have. That’s why we’re delighted once again to sponsor the Environmentalist of the Year award and recognise the achievements of determined local people who are making a difference to their community. Sustainability is one of our top priorities at The University of Nottingham, and sponsoring the Nottinghamshire Environmental Awards is a rewarding element of that.
Andrew Nolan, Director of Sustainability
Environmental community of the year
EDF Energy is one of the largest energy companies in the UK, supplying around 5 million residential and business accounts with electricity or gas. We produce around one-fifth (20%) of the nation’s electricity making us the largest supplier by volume - something we’re really proud of. EDF Energy is part of EDF Group, a leading global electricity company which began investing in the UK in 1998. Today, EDF Energy employs over 13,500 people across the UK. Here in Nottinghamshire EDF Energy operates Cottam and West Burton Power ‘A’ and ‘B’ Stations and we have been working with Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust for many years supporting a range of education and conservation programmes delivered by the charity.
Public sector environmental initiative award
Power to the people! Through its innovative business model, Robin Hood Energy is a market leading, not-for-profit gas and electricity supplier, offering both domestic and business energy across England, Scotland and Wales.
This Nottingham-based supplier joined the expanding list of energy providers in September 2015 and have been going from strength to strength ever since. Their unique offering and not-for-profit status has made them a popular supplier to switch to.
Launched by Nottingham City Council, Robin Hood Energy are the first of its kind as there has never been a local-authority-owned energy company since the energy market was nationalised over 65 years ago. Their aim is to tackle fuel poverty and to provide low cost energy to their customers and have already made a huge difference in reducing energy prices across the East Midlands.
Simon Rhodes, Marketing Manager
education and the environment award
We are a leader in the building materials industry that provides high-quality products and reliable service to both customers and the communities we work in. We aim to serve the needs of our customers and create value for our stakeholders by becoming the most efficient and innovative building materials company. CEMEX is dedicated to Helping Build a Greater Britain and couples financial achievements with a firm commitment to sustainable development. Here in Nottinghamshire CEMEX has operated the Attenborough Quarry for many years and has a long history of working in partnership with Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust to enhance the much loved Attenborough Nature Reserve.
NTU choose to support these awards as it is vital our community continues to protect and enhance our natural environment. A more sustainable Nottingham will also mean our city is a safe, vibrant and beautiful place place to live.
NTU is one of the most sustainable universities in the world. We’re creating world-class campuses full of green buildings, green spaces and the best transport infrastructure. We’re creating a sustainable academy to build global citizens and change the world with big ideas. We’re connecting with our community and challenging ourselves to lead by example
Travelling by rail is a particularly sustainable travel option. We provide people with access to both local and national facilities at lower emission levels than if they’d travelled by car or air; and we create jobs in local communities both directly and indirectly through our supply chains. Our organisation benefits from being a sustainable business and we provide our communities with viable, sustainable options for both travel and employment. Locally, we are proud to support two local companies to provide a low carbon courier service to and from London, removing the need for multiple car and van journeys along the M1 and on our local road networks.
East Midlands Trains is proud to sponsor the Environmental Business Award and recognise local businesses committing towards a sustainable future in Nottinghamshire.