Who will be the 2014 winner of the Environmental and Clean Technology VIBES Award?
Dry Lube is delighted to be an ambassador for the 2014 VIBES (Vision in Business for the Environment of Scotland) Awards which are open for entries until Friday 11th July.
The awards are free to enter and aim to encourage efficient use of resources, improvement of environmental performance, enhancement of business competitiveness, and support for wider sustainable development.
There are eight awards categories: Management (SME and Large), Environmental Product or Service, Transport, Co-operation, Hydro-Nation, Circular Economy and Micro Business.
Our journey with the VIBES Awards has been fantastic. The application process was very straight forward and we were delighted to make the shortlist. The thing that sets the VIBES apart from other award schemes is the judging process which involves visiting your site and assessing your application. It makes winning an award that bit extra special because it has been awarded on the strength of your innovation rather than a good application form. We really enjoyed the whole experience, especially the part where we won! (Image shows our Environmental and Clean Technology Award plus our finalists certificates for the Hydro Nation and Circular Economy categories).
Our journey didn’t stop there. As a result of winning a VIBES we were able to enter the European Business Awards for the Environment and have been selected as one of the 12 UK representatives. We are very much looking forward to the awards ceremony in December and hoping for another win.
We are also very excited about this year’s VIBES Awards Ripple Effect Challenge in partnership with Water Aid which challenges Scottish businesses to get creative in their efforts to raise money to help set up sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene projects in some of the world’s poorest countries. Water stewardship and reduced water consumption feature heavily in our industry and is one of the main benefits received from our technology.
We are hoping to become involved in this initiative and will be calling on our customers to help!
The VIBES Awards are accredited by the RSA Environment Awards Accreditation Scheme (www.rsaaccreditation.org). All of the information required to enter the 2014 VIBES award can be found on their website http://www.vibes.org.uk/ and you can read about our 2013 winning entry there too http://www.vibes.org.uk/portfolio/dry-lube-ltd-environmental-and-clean-technology-award