20:20 up for green award


20:20 Mobile has been shortlisted for the annual North West Business Environment Award for ‘Best Environmental Practice’.

The award is to recognise ‘exceptional improvements in business performance achieved through good environmental management’.

The company said it had been attempting to reduce its carbon footprint over recent years through measures to improve energy efficiency and promote recycling throughout its operations.

It has instated a “Green Team” of volunteers from across the UK business who encourage employees at all levels to hit stringent “green targets”.

20:20 has also given its old staff uniforms to the British Red Cross following its rebranding earlier this year. The uniforms, including nearly a thousand jumpers, shirts and t-shirts, will be donated to the Red Cross’s global disaster relief efforts.

20:20 Mobile UK managing director James Browning (pictured) said: “It’s a great achievement to have been nominated for this award and testament to the hard work throughout the company in minimising our harmful impacts on the environment.

“Our Green Team makes a fantastic contribution to helping us achieve stretching our targets for reducing our energy use and increasing our recycling and this nomination is a reflection of all their hard work and persistence in driving forward this agenda from within the business.”

The North West Business Environment Awards ceremony is held next month at a dinner at Old Trafford football Stadium.