The Chantry Centre, Andover has won a Gold Green Apple Environment Award in the international campaign to find the greenest companies, councils and communities.
They competed against more than 500 other nominations in the Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice, and Steve Cotney, Centre Manager and Brian Brazier, Operations Manager were presented with their trophy and certificate at a glittering presentation ceremony in the Houses of Parliament, London on Monday, 16 November.
As a result of this Green Apple Award success, they have been invited to have their winning paper published in The Green Book, the leading international work of reference on environmental best practice, so that others around the world can follow their example and learn from their achievement.
They could also progress to represent their country in the Green World Awards, and the European Business Awards for the Environment.
The Green Apple Awards began in 1994 and have become established as the country’s major recognition for environmental endeavour among companies, councils, communities and countries.
The awards are organised by The Green Organisation, an independent, non-political, non-activist, non-profit environment group dedicated to recognising, rewarding and promoting environmental best practice around the world.
The Green Apple Awards are supported by the Environment Agency, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, the Chartered Institution for Wastes Management and other independent bodies.
The Chantry Centre were not the only winners of a Green Apple Award. Steve Cotney is also Manager for White Lion Walk Shopping Centre in Guildford and he was also presented with a Bronze Green Apple, along with Bryn Batten, White Lions’ Operations Manager, in the Waste Management Environmental Initiative.
“At both The Chantry Centre and White Lion Walk Centre, we take environment issues very seriously,” says Steve Cotney, Centre Manager. “We are extremely pleased that our efforts have been acknowledged and this has been achieved in no small way to the excellent teams we have in both Centres.”