Aberdeenshire Councillor and Resources (Zero waste) campaigner Paul Johnston has urged local business to look to the VIBES AWARDS 2013 ahead of the regional launch on Monday 13th May in Aberdeen.
The VIBES Awards recognise Scottish businesses that have shown commitment, action and achievement in reducing their impact on the environment.
Councillor Johnston said: ” All types of business can be part of this award that recognises reducing business impact on the environment. In the case of a commitment to zero waste and the better use of resources as part of this, there are savings to made in business costs as well – which makes sense for Scottish Industry to strive towards Vibes awards as part of a successful and responsible business plan”
In looking for exemplar business, Cllr Johnston also raised the need for understand the three pillars of sustainability, which is not just economic and environmental – but also social. Paul said: ” Businesses in working towards these awards should look closely at engaging and involving third sector social business as part of real sustainability. Organisations like CRNS (Community Resources Network Scotland) can help enterprises by matching firms to local social firms within the environmental and resources sector to help meet the Vibes objectives”
The main aims of the awards are to:
- Encourage the efficient use of resources.
- Enhance the competitiveness of businesses.
- Improve environmental performance.
- Support the wider goals of sustainable development
Information on the awards is available from: http://www.vibes.org.uk/
The North East vibes launch event taking place on 13th. May, will take place in Aberdeen.
The event will take place at :
The event will start at 4pm and finish at 6pm.