Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 6:48 pm Post subject: Award Win Highlights Slingsby's Green Credentials
Award Win Highlights Slingsby's Green Credentials
Released on: August 03, 2011, 6:11 pm
BAILDON based industrial and commercial equipment supplier, Slingsby, has seen off competition from across the region to win Business in the Community's (BITC) Yorkshire and Humber Long Term Environmental Improvement Award.
The company was joint winner with Hallmark Cards and had its environmental performance in key areas benchmarked against a wide range of other leading businesses throughout Yorkshire and the Humber. The companies that displayed the most consistent year-on-year improvements over the last three years then made it through to the finals.
Dominic Slingsby, Managing Director of Slingsby explains: “We’re delighted to win this award. In recent years we have been firmly committed to reducing our environmental impact and we continually look at where and how further improvements can be made. We’ve installed high quality insulation throughout our premises, de-stratification fans that recirculate high level warm air, aluminium framed double glazed window units and we even reshape trees that block natural light.
“In addition we have recycling stations across our premises and use compactors that reduce the skips we need for waste and enable us to recycle approximately five tonnes of plastic each year. As well as the environmental benefits these initiatives also reduce costs which is good news for the company as a whole.”
Slingsby, which has more than 110 employees, supplies more than 35,000 workplace products across all industries through its catalogue, website and trade counter and has previously won BITC’s Carbon Reduction Award.
Media contact:- Steve Wright at Candid PR on 0113 2576633.
Note to editor:-Slingsby was established in Bradford during 1893 by Harry Crowther Slingsby who designed and created a range of robust trucks and trolleys to move heavy loads horizontally around large buildings. Several members of the Slingsby family remain on the board of directors and whilst the company is still famous for its manual handling and safety equipment, it now supplies more than 35,000 workplace products such as air conditioners and tower fans to a full range of industries via its catalogues and website. For further information visit www.slingsby.com
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