VMI Shortlisted for Climate Award

That VMI has been keen on environmental reduction policies is no longer news.  However, having pledged to commit to net zero emissions by 2030 on the Government Business Climate Hub back in June 2021, the Government Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy were so impressed with VMI’s climate reduction measures, that we have been shortlisted for the ‘Hero of Net Zero’ award to be presented at the COP26 conference in Glasgow on 2 November 2021.

The judging panel were impressed with the creative efforts you are taking to reduce your own business greenhouse gases and achieve Net Zero.

Andrew Griffith MP, UK Net Zero Business Champion

This came as a real surprise and it is really great to have our efforts recognised though Glasgow is a very long way to go for a short awards ceremony!

Live Stream of Award Ceremony at 11:45 on Tuesday 2 Nov

If you are REALLY interested though, the awards ceremony will be streamed live from 11:45am on Tuesday UK time. 

VMI continue on our quest to make changes to every area of our business and last week retired all of our tungsten lighting, as it was simply incompatible with our climate reduction strategy.

Last week, Barry was also a guest at a live webcast last week of an event to help businesses consider the opportunities stemming from the transition to a low carbon economy.

We were invited to tell the story of our journey to net zero to help other companies to make the leap and commitment to make the same sustainability commitment.

In summary:

We started the decarbonising process initially because it felt like the right thing to do.

However, once we started, we noticed that this engaged both our staff, our clients and was good for business too.

We have discovered that doing the right thing is both good for the planet, good for the bottom line and feels great too!

The prize giving will be at the International COP26 summit being held in Glasgow on Tuesday, which Chau and I will be attending. Read about it here: https://businessclimatehub.org/heroes-of-net-zero-competition/


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