Scottish Ambulance Service recognised for environmental excellence

We are delighted to have accredited the Scottish Ambulance with a bronze award in the National Award for Environment Excellence®.

This award acknowledges the Scottish Ambulance Service’s commitment to improving environmental quality. Specifically, it has been awarded due to efforts towards delivering environmental excellence at four of their stations. This involves everything from maintaining high levels of cleanliness to improving waste management and supporting the local community.  

The National Award for Environmental Excellence provides a benchmark for corporate environmental performance, and welcomes applications from companies and organisations across Scotland. We assess every entrant against 63 criteria and consider whether a Bronze, Silver or Gold award can be presented.

David Garbutt, Scottish Ambulance Service Chairman, said:

“Delivering a sustainable service is a key priority within our 2020 strategy and the award recognises the positive steps we’re taking to reduce our environmental impact across the Service.

“This is a fantastic achievement and I would like to thank our staff in the Estates team and at the sites in Balfron, Stirling, Falkirk and Motherwell for all of their hard work.”

Derek Robertson, Chief Executive of Keep Scotland Beautiful, said:

“We are delighted with the commitment demonstrated by the Scottish Ambulance Service to improving environmental performance. It is important that organisations accept their environmental responsibilities and that we recognise and celebrate their efforts”.

“I look forward to supporting the Scottish Ambulance Service as it works towards the next level of award for the benefit of all its employees and patients.”

Nearly 100 businesses and organisations across the country have undertaken the audits and have received the accolade, including businesses such as Network Rail, Diageo and the Forge Shopping Centre.

More information on the awards, and how you can enter, can be found here: www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/environmentalexcellenceaward.

04 December 2017

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