Business Awards for the Environment 2012
Friday 25 May 2012
Environment Commissioner Janez Potocnik announced the winners of the European Business Awards for the Environment 2012 at a ceremony, on 24 May in Brussels, as part of Green Week. The five winners reflect contributions to sustainable development in: management, product and process innovation, respectively, international business cooperation, and business and biodiversity. The 2012 winners are: Marks and Spencer (UK) for management; Aquamarine Power (UK) for product; Umicore (Belgium) for process; INENSUS GmbH (Germany) for international business cooperation; and Slovenské elektrárne, a.s. (Slovakia) for business and biodiversity. Potocnik commented: “Resource efficiency is the key to a competitive, sustainable Europe. These companies show that it is not only possible but desirable to combine a healthy bottom line with environmental protection. They are ‘green’ growth in action and I applaud them”.