BCE Awards Recognise Green Business

BCE Enverionmental Leadership Awards 2012Environmentally-friendly small firms have only two weeks to boost their green credentials before the BCE Environmental Leadership Awards close for entries.

Founded in 1975 by Sir Peter Parker, the Business Commitment to the Environment (BCE) Environmental Leadership Awards scheme is the longest running, and one of the most prestigious, environmental award schemes in the United Kingdom.

The BCE Awards are by businesses for businesses so the criteria includes meeting modern day commercial demands but without compromising the environment in the future.

The awards are open to businesses of any size and in any sector. Award categories include resource efficiency, product and service innovation, and environmental engagement.

A specific award for small and medium-sized enterprises, the SME Premier award, is open to businesses with fewer than 250 employees and recognises environmental innovation and leadership in product, process or management.

BCE awards trustee Marcus Gover said applicants must demonstrate that corporate social responsibility is a key part of their organisation, and that they are innovative and ahead of the competition.

“We’re calling on the companies which have recently launched a new or improved product or service in particular to consider entering our awards,” said Gover. “It’s a valuable chance to showcase projects where businesses are making a real difference to their impact on the environment while meeting the commercial needs of the present.”

The BCE Awards are free and easy to enter but incredibly tough to win, So if you think your business is both commercially robust and innovative in environmental excellence, then this is the challenge for your small business.

The deadline for entries is 10 October with the award ceremony to be held in June 2012.

For further information see the details on how to enter the BCE Environmental Leadership Awards. You will need to use this link to first register for the awards before you can go through the entry process.

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