Businesses urged to act now by VIBES

Businesses across Aberdeenshire are being urged to act now to embrace the economic opportunity of sustainability by the VIBES - Scottish Environment Business Awards.

Friday, 16th March 2018, 2:41 pm
Updated Friday, 16th March 2018, 2:43 pm

The leading environmental awards underlined the need for urgent action to address the environmental challenges currently faced as well as highlighting the potential business benefits which this can deliver.

New research from the leading environmental awards, which officially launched this week, found that 81 per cent of previous finalists and winners who had already implemented environmental improvements had also seen significant financial benefits with 44 per cent saving more than £10,000 and 17 per cent saving over £50,000 in a year.

Applications for this year’s awards close at 5pm on April 27.

This year there are nine award categories - management large; management SME, Green Team,. Sustainable and Active Travel, Circular Economy, Environmental Product or Service, Innovation, Hydro Nation Water Innovation and a Micro Business Award.

Commenting, Bob Downes, chair of SEPA and head of the VIBES judging panel, said: “The scale of environmental challenges facing humanity is enormous, with a real urgency to act.

“The successful businesses of tomorrow will be those who embrace the economic opportunity of sustainable solutions showing vision on sustainability.

“The awrads benefit not only the environment, but the bottom line of organisations showing vision on sustainability,” he added.

For more information on VIBES - Scottish Environment Business Awards or to obtain an application form, visit

To request your attendance at one of the events, please register through Eventbrite or email: [email protected]

Businesses interested in finding out more about the free awards will have the opportunity to hear from previous winners at a series of regional information events.

The Aberdeen event will be held from 3pm to 5pm on April 11 at EC-OG’s offices and is free to attend.