SECC scoops Gold Star recognition at Green Business Tourism awards
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- Created on Wednesday, 06 June 2012 10:45
SECC scoops Gold Star recognition at Green Business Tourism awardsThe Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre (SECC) has beaten off stiff opposition to win a Gold Star Award for Greenest Conference Venue at the Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS).
The award comes just weeks after the venue launched its Better Business campaign, looking at how the venue can increase its positive contributions to staff, customers and its local, regional and national communities.
The Green Tourism Business Scheme recognised its highest achievers of the last 12 months with eight new categories of Gold Star Awards as part of its Green Tourism Week awareness campaign (21-27 May 2012).
“This is a hugely competitive environment and great steps have been taken to advance CSR in our industry so we’re obviously hugely delighted to have picked up the award," commented Ben Goedegebuure, Sales Director at the SECC. “The judges commended our venue for demonstrating ‘the highest levels of green ambassadorship, innovation and cost savings over the last year’."
"The awards are well timed, CSR has been in danger of becoming a fad, or box ticking exercise. The Green Business Tourism Scheme awards organisations that embrace a wider approach to CSR, and will project the debate back into the hearts of businesses."
“We wanted an opportunity to reward our best businesses and provide an opportunity for others to aspire to achieve the highest standards at the Gold level of the GTBS.” Says Andrea Nicholas, Manager of GTBS. “It is a testament to the commitment of the shortlisted businesses and the success of the advice and support provided by the programme that over 50% of them have been a Gold member for more than 5 years.”
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