VMI wins National Climate Award at COP26
GTC sponsor VMI has been crowned a winner in the Heroes of Net Zero competition yesterday at a special awards ceremony hosted by Intuit at the COP26 international climate change summit in Glasgow.
More than 160 businesses entered the competition, making a commitment at the UK Business Climate Hub to achieve net zero by 2030, 20 years ahead of the Government’s own climate commitment.
VMI won in the small business category by demonstrating a range of measures already taken on their journey to net zero, including installing solar panels and insulation, purchasing electric vans, and recycling and reusing, sending no waste to landfill in 15 months.
VMI won an exclusive prize package worth over £4,500 from competition partners BT, NatWest and SSE.
Barry Bassett, Managing Director, VMI says:
"We are incredibly flattered and really pleased that our efforts are being recognised, as this will spread the word more widely about the benefits of companies making decarbonising efforts. I was inspired and energised from attending a seven-week sustainability course and persuaded the Managers and Directors at VMI to buy in to a net zero plan, after which we signed up to the SME Climate Commitment."
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