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Hadlow Wins Business Commitment to the Environment Award

Posted on 27th June 2014 in General

Hadlow College, at last night’s Kent Excellence in Business Awards (KEiBA), won the Business Commitment to the Environment award in recognition of the work it does in sustainability.

The award, which was sponsored by UK Power Networks and Kent County Council, is open to any company, irrespective of size or sector, which can demonstrate commercial success and strategies for growth whilst achieving excellence in its commitment to the environment. Key to success is the ability to demonstrate that it has schemes, initiatives and policies which have minimal negative impact and maximum positive impact on the environment.

Hadlow College’s submission focused on three main areas – our Rural Regeneration Centre, the staff bikes project and the green entrepreneurship which we foster within our curriculum – but, fundamental to our success was the way that all the schemes were embedded from the top down and, not only the quality of them but also the quantity.

Commenting upon our entry, the judges highlighted the number of stakeholders which the College involves in its environmental programme, from staff and students through to our external caterers and the local community.  They confirmed that one of the most impressive things was the passion which was shown by everyone involved.

In total, the Business Commitment to the Environment Award received a significant number of entries, which were then shortlisted down to six companies.  Following a visit by the judges, the shortlist was reduced down to three companies – Hadlow College, M J Allen and Cyclepods – with Hadlow being confirmed as the winning entry at the Gala Dinner on 26th June 2014.

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