Graham Construction recognised at 2014 VIBES Awards

Graham Construction has been recognised as champions of business sustainability at the 15th annual Vision in Business for the Environment of Scotland (VIBES) Awards.

The firm was commended in the Management (Large) category at the ceremony which took place at Glasgow’s Grand Central Hotel and was attended by over 300 people from a wide range of Scottish businesses and organisations.

The VIBES Awards is Scotland’s leading environmental awards scheme. The Awards recognise businesses that contribute to the country’s sustainable development by taking significant steps to improve or reduce their impact on the environment.

Each of the 14 finalists were subjected to a rigorous judging process, including a programme of site visits which saw the VIBES judging panel travel across the country to assess the environmental practices of the named finalists.

The awards aim to encourage efficient use of resources, enhance business competitiveness, improve environmental performance and support wider sustainable development goals. Awards were presented for each of the eight categories: Management (Large and SME), Environmental Product or Service, Transport, Co-operation, Hydro-Nation, Circular Economy and Micro Business.

Gillian Bruce, chair of the VIBES Awards, said each of the winners deserve credit for the work they are doing to improve their company’s bottom line through sustainable practices.

She added: “The VIBES judges were consistently impressed by the lengths that the companies have gone to in order to put environmentally responsible practices at the centre of their business operations.”

The VIBES Awards is a strategic partnership between Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Scottish Government, Scottish Water, Scottish Enterprise, Highland and Islands Enterprise, Zero Waste Scotland, Energy Saving Trust and the 20:20 Climate Group. The Awards are further supported by CBI Scotland, the Institute of Directors, the Federation of Small Businesses and Bright Green Business.

The Awards are accredited by the RSA Environment Awards Accreditation Scheme.

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