The NEC has been awarded the Impact on Sustainability Award at the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) Awards 2015.
Recognising and showcasing the best in class facilities management and impact on business, the economy and society, the BIFM award is the fourth win in two years that the NEC has received for its work to minimise the negative impact its operations have on the environment.
Brian Pell, group operations director, said: “The NEC has been operating at zero waste to landfill since 2012 which was thanks, in part, to the launch of an on-site waste pre-treatment centre. We have also recently installed smart meters across our site to reduce our C02 emissions which to date has reduced emissions by 742 tonnes – enough to make 1,045,070 cups of tea.
“We are thrilled that the work we do has once again been recognised. We were nominated alongside some of the biggest companies in the UK so to have been successful in this category is true testament to the hard work of our venue team.”
Commenting on the NEC’s success in the Impact on Sustainability category, the judges said: “The NEC’s entry provides a compelling example of best practise in waste management. While operating a unique, extremely challenging and constantly changing environment, they set themselves targets, regularly beat them and then go back and set themselves even more ambitious objectives.”
The venue has also won awards including the EN Eco Award, the Birmingham City Council Sustainability and Recycling Award and the Birmingham Post Environmental Award.
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