Green Apple Awards update

 

Further to our earlier blog post and after months of eager anticipation, the day finally arrived when we travelled to the Houses of Parliament in London to collect our Green Apple award… and here we are, looking suitably proud!

 

Bio-D wins the prestigious Green Apple award for its ISO 14001 accreditation

 

 

 

 

 

 

That’s me on the left and our MD Lloyd on the right.  In the middle is Chris Hopkins.  A winner in the TV show Dragon’s Den, Chris is the founder and managing director of Ploughcroft, and is now on course to become Britain’s number one solar panel installer – congratulations, Chris.

That’s all for now – just wanted to share the photo with you!

Bye for now

Sara

We won the Green Business of the Year awards!

Yippee! We’re very excited to have beaten stiff competition to win the Green Business of the Year at the 2011 Chamber Bridlington and Wolds Business Awards that was held at Bridlington Spa recently.

Lloyd (our MD) was delighted to receive the award from sponsors Muntons Malt at a glittering ceremony at Bridlington Spa on 14th October.

To reach the final,we had to submit a nomination that satisfied environmental criteria including evidence of a green ethos running through the business, evidence of greening core processes like purchasing and offsetting emissions and evidence of a recognised green accreditation, like the ISO 14001 that we achieved in the summer.

We feel very privileged to have won the award – the environment is at the core of everything we do and we are very proud that our commitment to a sustainable future has helped us to win!

Next stop is the House of Commons next month to pick up our Green Apple award – what a year!

Thanks to everybody who continues to contribute to our success

Lloyd and Sara

 

Ethical Hull business shortlisted for local Green award

We’re delighted to share with you that we’ve been shortlisted in the 2011 Chamber Bridlington and Wolds Business Awards.

We have reached the final of the Green Business of the Year that is sponsored by Muntons plc, itself one of the Sunday Times ‘Best Green Businesses’ for the past four years.

To reach the final, we had to submit a nomination that satisfied environmental criteria including evidence of a green ethos running through the business, evidence of greening core processes like purchasing and offsetting emissions and evidence of a recognised green accreditation.

Given that it’s only 18 months since Lloyd  and I took over the business we are really proud to have become one of only 1% of all business with an ISO 14001 environmental accreditation and to have won a Green Apple award.  Fingers crossed that we can make it three in a row with The Chamber Bridlington and Wolds Business Awards at Bridlington Spa on 14th October!

 

 

ISO 14001 success

We’re delighted to share with you our recent success in achieving the prestigious ISO 14001 certification for our environmental  management systems.

Following an assessment by an independent body, we were awarded the certification last month for the first time in the business’s 23 year history.

Managing Director Lloyd Atkin led the drive to achieve the certification and is naturally delighted. “We have always been proud of the service we offer our clients and the way that we conduct our business with regard to environmental matters but we’re delighted that a team of experts has validated our practices.  Less than1% of all UK businesses achieve ISO 14001, so it’s great that a business of our size should be awarded it and I’d like to thank the team for making it possible. ”

ISO 14001 is a prestigious award that proves a high level of environmental systems management that is supported by the Government and recognised in over 100 countries world-wide.  It’s also a reflection of the importance that we place on matching our consumers’ needs.

We’re proud that all of our products are regularly allergy tested by an independent expert.  Products contain no petrochemicals, enzymes or animal by-products, packaging is recyclable and manufactured to contain effective levels of recycled material and, wherever possible, raw materials are from sustainable sources.  Neither products nor raw materials have been tested on animals and products are approved by BUAV and The Vegan Society.