IMSM UK are delighted to announce that our 1200 word ‘Bee Project’ article has been chosen as a Winner for the International GREEN APPLE AWARDS 2014 (Environmental Best Practice), after competing with over 500 other nominations.
Rebecca Randles (Marketing SAE) explains IMSM’s environmental ‘Bee Project’ initiative and why we have won a Green Apple Award…
So…What is our Bee project about?
As of January 2014, we have been aiming to support the sustainability of the world’s population of honeybees, which are vital for the pollination of the food harvest.
Honeybees are under threat as their numbers are declining. Although scientists haven’t come up with a definitive reason as to why, pesticides are believed to be a contributory factor.
By providing bee houses to our ISO14001 clients and a school of their choice, we are making a small but important step towards helping to sustain the bee population. At the same time, we also only provide the bee houses to those clients who demonstrate their environmental credentials; the bee houses act as both a reward for achieving environmental excellence and an incentive to do so.
Over and above our bee house campaign, we are committed to the environment and to minimizing any negative impact on it. To this end we have a robust Community Social Responsibility policy and adopt environmentally friendly practices which help control our waste, promote recycling and reduce our carbon footprint.
Andrew Brewerton (Global Head Of Sales & Marketing) “We’re very proud of our ‘Bee Project’ initiative and all the other environmental campaigns we have been involved with other the past few years which have led us to win a Green Apple Award”
The Green Apple Awards began in 1994 and have become established as the UK’s major source of recognition for environmental endeavour. The Awards are organized by The Green Organization, an independent, non-political, non-activist, non-profit group dedicated to recognizing and promoting environmental best practice. The Green Apple Awards are supported by the Environment Agency, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, the Chartered Institution for Wastes Management and other independent bodies.
Rebecca Randles and Andrew Brewerton will be presented with the Green Apple Award at the presentation ceremony on 10th November at The Houses of Parliament.
We would just like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at IMSM who has been involved in environmental campaigns. If you would like any of your ideas for future environmental campaigns heard, please email a member of the UK IMSM Marketing department.