Guernsey Electricity Ltd. earns a Green Apple Award in recognition of the work of the company’s environmental champions.

July 1st, 2010 by Guernsey Electricity Ltd.

Guernsey Electricity has been presented with a Green Apple Award in recognition of the work of the company’s environmental champions.  The Green Apple Award is an award of The Green Organisation, which “is an independent environment group dedicated to promoting the positive side of environmental endeavour.”  The Green Apple Awards are offered for several categories including Environmental Best Practice, Built Environment, International, Utilities, Retail and Wholesale, Media and Automotive.

The awards are presented annually to companies, councils and communities that carry out projects that enhance the environment. The trophy was presented by star of the stage and screen, Carol Royle, at the Tower of London earlier this month.

Carol Royle (far left) presents Guernsey Electricity Ltd. with the Green Apple Award. Holding Award certificate is Paul Craig of Guernsey Electricity, and to his left is Hermione Surcombe of Guernsey Electricity Ltd. and Peter Harvey of Enpure

The environmental champions worked to bring about real change at Guernsey Electricity that delivered measurable improvements to how the company operates.

The Green Apple judges commented: “Electricity providers are rightly keen to inform their customers of ways to reduce their energy dependency, but the team at Guernsey Electricity also felt it was just as important to ensure they were doing the same for themselves. An ongoing project of energy reduction, recycling initiatives and staff education has enabled them to make significant reductions across the board.”

The award-winning project will be featured in the next Green Book, the world’s only work of reference on environmental best practice, and the company will also be presented with a Green Hero wall shield at a special prize giving ceremony at the House of Commons later in the year.

Guernsey Electricity’s managing director, Ian Watson, said: ‘This award recognises of all the hard work and commitment our staff have demonstrated in making the company improve its environmental performance.’

‘Our environmental champions have helped Guernsey Electricity itself to become more energy efficient and they are also using this knowledge and experience to assist our customers,’ said Mr Watson.

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