Οι Εταιρείες που Προκρίθηκαν στα Ευρωπαϊκά Βραβεία Επιχειρήσεων για το Περιβάλλον
Ανακοινώνεται ότι την 15η και 16η Μάρτιου τ.ε πραγματοποιήθηκε στην Κοπεγχάγη η αξιολόγηση των προτάσεων Εταιρειών, που επεβλήθησαν για τη διεκδίκηση των Ευρωπαϊκών Βραβείων Περιβάλλοντος. Οι Εταιρείες που προκριθήκαν ως υποψήφιες [finalist] για τα Βραβεία περιλαμβάνονται στον συνημμένο πίνακα.
Η τελική απονομή των Βραβείων θα γίνει στις Βρυξέλλες την 23η Μαΐου τ.ε.
Ο ΠΑΣΕΠΠΕ συγχαίρει τις Ελληνικές Εταιρείες που συμμετείχαν στον διαγωνισμό και συμβάλλουν στην προστασία του περιβάλλοντος στην χώρα μας.
Από τη Γραμματεία του ΠΑΣΕΠΠΕ
The finalists for the 2012 EBAE
The shortlisted entries per category are as follows:
The Management Award
For companies with outstanding strategic vision and management systems that enable them to continuously improve their contribution to sustainable development.
Aguas do Douro e Paiva, S.A – SME – Portugal
Project Title: An integrated and sustainable management model for drinking water utilities
Marks & Spencer – Major corporation - United Kingdom
Project Title: Marks and Spencer Plan A - Doing the Right Thing
SNCF – Major corporation - France
Project Title: The implementation of Sustainable Procurement creates value: a global value for the business, the Environment, the Society and the suppliers!
The Product Award
For companies that have developed a new product or related service that makes an outstanding contribution to sustainable development.
Aquamarine Power – SME - United Kingdom
Project Title: Aquamarine Power’s Oyster wave energy technology
LichtBlick AG – Major Corporation - Germany
Project Title: Generating “swarm power” with intelligently controlled at-home power plants
Ochsner Warmepumpen GmbH – SME – Austria
Project Title: New generation of Air-Source Heatpumps by OCHSNER Heat Pump Company
The Process Award
For companies that have developed and applied a new production technology that makes an outstanding contribution to sustainable development.
Freudenberg Sealing Technologies (20FST) – Major Corporation – Germany
Project Title: Narrow Strip Forming Laser Technology (20SUL): A process technology innovation for manufacturing metal rings for dynamic seals in a sustainable way which conserves both resources and the environment.
Sener Ingenieria y Sistemas - Major Corporation - Spain
Project Title: Gemasolar, the Sun's cathedral
UMICORE – Major Corporation – Belgium
Project Title: Recycling of NiMH and Li-ion batteries; a sustainable new business
The International Business Cooperation Award
For companies that actively promote the sharing of knowledge and technology in international cross-sector partnerships, which contribute to sustainable growth in developing countries.
GreenStream Network plc – SME - Finland
Project Title: Expanding Climate Knowledge in China: A Co-Operative Business Approach
Inensus GmbH – SME - Germany
Project Title: MicroPowerEconomy – a Private Public Partnership model for comprehensive island-grid village electrification with renewable energy
The Business and Biodiversity Award
A new category for companies that have demonstrated outstanding achievements in halting biodiversity loss and supporting natural ecosystems.
Cafe Direct - SME - United Kindgom
Project Title: Adaptation for Smallholders to Climate Change (20AdapCC)
Slovenske elektrarne, a.s. - major Corporation - Slovakia Project Title: Energy for Nature: Saving most precious animal species in Slovak mountains (20the Tatras National Park)
Voies Navigables de France - major Corporation – France
Project Title: Restoring the French waterways embankments in an ecological engineering approach
The European Business Awards for the Environment were established in 1987 by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for the Environment. They are presented every two years with the aim of recognising and rewarding European companies that stimulate economic growth by contributing to innovation and competitiveness, while also protecting the environment.
The scheme consists of five awards, rewarding businesses for management practices, eco-friendly products, sustainable processes, international business cooperation and – most recently – activities which protect biodiversity.
The competition is open to any company, irrespective of size, from an EU Member State or a candidate country. The submission of entries to the European awards competition is managed by national coordinating bodies. Applicants must first enter one of the national award schemes and be chosen to compete at the European level. This ensures that companies awarded the European prize are 'the best of the best': the most far-sighted, responsible and innovative across Europe.
For more information
More information on the awards, the selection procedure and the past EBAE competitions can be found at: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/awards/