VIBES stands for Vision in Business for the Environment of Scotland.
The 2016 Awards are now open for applications with a closing date of 30th June 2016 at 5pm.
The VIBES is Scotland’s leading environmental awards scheme,
recognising and rewarding businesses employing environmental best practice in their daily activity to cut down on resource use, increase sustainability, improve reputation, enhance competitiveness, support wider sustainable developments and benefit their overall bottom-line. There are eight award categories this year; Management Large, Management SME, Green Team, Transport, Circular Economy, Environmental Product or Service and a special Hydro Nation charity award in collaboration with Water Aid. This year will also see the addition of a new theme category for the first time which will reward innovation in celebration of Scotland’sYear of Innovation, Architecture and Design. A Micro Business Award will also be presented to the best entry to any category from a company with less than 10 employees.
Sponsoring the Awards this year are; Scottish Government, Scottish Power, Chivas Brothers Pernod Ricard, Anglian Water and Scottish Centre for Sustainable Practice and Living. The University of Stirling Management School is also a venue sponsor. VIBES is a strategic partnership between Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), Scottish Government, Scottish Water, Scottish Enterprise, Highland and Islands Enterprise, Zero Waste Scotland, Energy Saving Trust and Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group. The Awards are further supported by CBI Scotland, the Institute of Directors, the Federation of Small Businesses, Bright Green Business and Quality Scotland. The Awards are accredited by the RSA Environment Awards Accreditation Scheme.
Regional events are being held to find our more about the process of applying and the benefits to your business and your customers of putting environmental best practice at the core of your business. Hear from past winners talk about their project and the benefits VIBES has brought them.
We’re speaking at the Dunfermline, Fife launch event:
Fife – Thursday, 28th April from 4-6pm. Host: Better World Books – Unit 10 Castle Industrial Centre, Queensferry Road, Dunfermline, KY11 8NT. Speakers: Better World Books (VIBES 2015 Winner) and Todd Fish Tech speak about Lobster Pod (VIBES 2015 Winner)
We hope to see you at the launch event and will write a blog soon about the benefit of putting the environment and sustainability at the core of our business and the benefits we have experienced being a VIBES winner and ambassador.
Proud Winners of VIBES 2015 Micro Business Award
Finalists in Hydronation and Best Environmental Product category, VIBES 2015