Brand-Rex, the leading data networking solutions provider, has been announced as one of twelve UK finalists for the 2014 European Business Awards for the Environment (EBAE).
The company’s entry into the awards is a direct result of its success in the prestigious Scottish VIBES Awards (Vision In Business for the Environment in Scotland) in the Management category in 2011 and the Energy Management and Efficiency category last year.
“We are proud to have been selected as one of the only four UK finalists in the Management category”, said Martin Hanchard, CEO, Brand-Rex. “It is testament to the efforts of the team to achieve such international recognition for our efforts to make Brand-Rex the most sustainable network cabling company.”.
“For Brand-Rex, environmental considerations are a firm part of technology and innovation processes. Feedback from our customers and partners encourages us to continue this way. I would encourage every company to follow our lead as properly managed ecology actually pays dividends in profitability as well as global citizenship.”
The EBAE awards are presented by the European Commission every two years and aim to recognise and reward European companies that set an example by successfully bringing together innovation, economic viability and environmental concerns.
Brand-Rex technology and sustainability manager Kennedy Miller adds: ”We take our environmental responsibility very seriously and have an audited track record to prove it.
“Our environmental processes and policies already go further than legally required and we intend to stay ahead in years to come.”
There are four award categories in which companies are rewarded for management practices, products, processes and international business cooperation activities that contribute to economic and social development without detriment to the environment. Brand-Rex is competing in the Management category for the The Pathway to Carbon Neutrality and 2015 for 2020: 20 Steps we can make by 2015 for a better vision of our future projects and will compete on the European stage against winners from 28 countries.
The Awards Ceremony will take place on 1st December 2014 in Lyon.
About the European Business Awards for the Environment:
The European Business Awards for the Environment were established by the European Commission Environment Directorate-General in 1987.
EBAE activities take place at both national and European levels, with participation open to companies from all EU Member States and candidate countries. Companies must first succeed in their national competition, before they can participate in the bi-annual European Business Awards for the Environment. Submission of entries is managed by national coordinating bodies. This two-level process means EBAE winners are the best of the best: the most far-sighted, responsible and innovative companies in Europe.
Brand-Rex is a global operation, designing, developing and manufacturing the most sophisticated, high performance copper and fibre cabling systems for communications and extreme environment applications. Headquartered in Scotland, the company is committed to being a trusted market leading provider of best-in-class communications infrastructure solutions. As well as developing products and systems of the highest quality, the company is entirely carbon neutral and offsets all the CO2 created by the manufacture and distribution of its products. For more information visit www.brand-rex.com
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