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Sunday Times launches best green companies list

Interesting that it’s a newspaper firm…what are the awards made of? Paper mache?

The press release for the bally thing says:

The Sunday Times today announces that it is launching the Best Green Companies Awards to encourage, acknowledge and publicise businesses and other organisations, which are striving to improve their environmental performance.

At a time when many people are confused by a plethora of green messages and exaggerated claims, The Sunday Times recognises that there is a widespread desire for a stamp of credibility to mark those companies that are genuinely striving to improve their environmental performance.

Companies are invited to take part in the Best Green Companies survey which involves both employers and employees measuring their organisation’s approach to environmental management.

The methodology has been co-created with Bureau Veritas, the environmental performance specialists, and the survey will be co-ordinated by Munro Global, the independent research-focused marketing services group.

The employers’ section measures key performance indicators including standard core areas such as energy use and recycling, and also allows organisations to describe their environmental objectives and efforts to increase awareness of green issues in the workplace. The employees’ section seeks to understand the extent to which management strategies are embedded in, understood and acted on, throughout the organization.

Anyone can nominate their company. All they need to do is to register at before February 29, 2008 and complete the survey in the relevant category. The entries will then be assessed by environmental performance specialists and the winners will be announced at an awards ceremony and in a Green List supplement to be published with The Sunday Times in May 2008.

Richard Caseby, Managing Editor, The Sunday Times said: “There is no greater challenge facing UK companies today. We believe that if organisations have taken key steps to address their impact on the environment then they should be recognised and celebrated. The Sunday Times passionately supports good employer practice and our Green List seeks to build on this.”

The Best Green Companies awards follow the success of the prestigious Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For awards which celebrate the best practices in employment.

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