College announced as a finalist for VIBES – Scottish Environment Business Awards

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Borders College is delighted to be announced as a finalist at this year’s VIBES – Scottish Environment Business Awards.

The College will be considered for The Leadership Scotland Award, which recognises businesses with the strategic vision, people policies and management systems that enable them to continuously improve their contribution to Scotland’s sustainable development. 

A record number of entrants for the 2022 awards have been narrowed down to 45 finalists from across a range of industries including food and drink, construction and life sciences.

The VIBES - Scottish Environment Business Awards are a partnership between the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), The Scottish Government, Energy Saving Trust, Highland & Islands Enterprise, Scottish Enterprise, South of Scotland Enterprise, Scottish Water, Zero Waste Scotland and NatureScot.

Jane Grant Executive Director ‑ Enterprise and Business Innovation at Borders College commented:

“We are delighted to be announced as a VIBES 22 finalist, which recognises organisations that have demonstrated significant business benefits from good environmental practice.

“Through our Sustainability Strategy and the great work undertaken to reduce our carbon footprint, we are at the forefront of delivering the Scottish Government’s net-zero 2045 target within the educational sector in Scotland, while also benefiting as an organisation in terms of cutting costs in a number of key areas.”

Gillian Bruce, chair of VIBES - Scottish Environment Business Awards, said:

“Every year, the VIBES Awards highlight the progress made across Scotland to help move towards net zero. We see more and more firms and organisations who recognise environmental innovation and best practice can also bring economic benefits and it is always inspiring to hear entrants tell us about their work.

In the next stage, judges will interview each finalist or take part in a site visit, where finalists will be able to demonstrate their work. This will be fed back to the head judging panel, who will select the 2022 winners.

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