Glasgow City Council

Environmental Business Awards

What is it?

The Environmental Business Award Scheme is designed to encourage Glasgow businesses to improve their environmental performance. It will recognise and reward businesses which make an effort to protect the environment and which demonstrate good practice in a range of activities.

Businesses would be able to enhance their reputation and profile and may attract additional customers. The environmental efforts made to achieve an award may also lead to financial savings - and will also help make Glasgow a leading centre for sustainability.

Who is it for?

Any business which operates and is located within the boundary of the City of Glasgow is eligible for consideration for an award. In other words, if your business has premises within Glasgow, your application will be considered.

It is not necessary that your business headquarters are located in the city - provided that your business activity has a real presence within Glasgow and has an impact upon its environment. For instance, a company which has numerous branches throughout the UK may apply and qualify for an Award - as long as the application relates to a branch or outlet within Glasgow.

The scheme aims to be inclusive and seeks to reward good environmental performance in all types and sizes of business. It is hoped that many small, independent operators such as street traders and retail shops will apply and achieve recognition. It is also anticipated that larger national or multinational companies will appreciate the value of community engagement and enhanced reputation and will apply. The scheme will be launched initially amongst the food sector.

What is the Criteria?

Applicants will be invited to submit details of their performance in 4 specific groups:

  • Environmental action
  • Business environment
  • Waste management
  • Health, safety and quality

Performance will be assessed by officers of the Council and a score accorded under each award criteria group. The objective of each applicant should be to demonstrate good environmental practice in as many areas as possible - to achieve a balanced scorecard.

Points can be scored under all 4 of the Groups - however, a minimum score of 15 is compulsory under the first group - environmental Action.

The Scheme is designed to allow a maximum score of 270 points. The points are available under each group heading as follows:

1. Environmental action - 90 Points
2. Business environment - 60 Points
3. Waste management - 60 Points
4. Health, safety and quality - 60 Points

Each group is divided into topics which have different score weightings - dependent upon environmental importance.

In order to achieve an award, a business must attain a total threshold score across a minimum number of groups:

Award

Threshold Score Requirement (Points)

Minimum Number of Groups (Group 1 Compulsory)

No Award

Below 60

Not Applicable

Bronze

60 to 104

2

Silver

105 to149

2

Gold

150 and above

3

A list of examples and suggestions for each group can be found in the award scheme manual.

These are provided merely as prompts and aim to give an indication of the kind of issues you should consider in your application.

A number of these prompts are also provided in the application form.

Who has previously won an Environmental Business Award?

The following businesses have been granted an Environmental Business Award:

Business Name

Award Granted        

Date Awarded

McDonalds (165-167 Trongate)

Gold

4 June 2013

McDonalds (209-215 Argyle Street)

Gold

4 June 2013

McDonalds (101-105 Sauchiehall Street)

Gold

4 June 2013

McDonalds (489 Pollokshaws Road)

Gold

4 June 2013

Blythswood Square Hotel

Gold

22 March 2013

Stravaigin (26-30 Gibson Street)

Gold

5 September 2012

Radisson Blu Hotel (further information)

Gold

27 October 2010

Radisson Blu Hotel (further information)

Gold

27 October 2010

Hotel Indigo (75 Waterloo Street)

Silver

4 June 2013

The Buttery / Shandon Belles (652 Argyle Street)

Silver

4 June 2013

Two Fat Ladies, City Centre (118a Blythswood Street)

Silver

4 June 2013

Two Fat Ladies, West End (88 Dumbarton Road)

Silver

4 June 2013

Jack and Jill Nursery

Silver

4 June 2013

Glasgow Marriott Hotel (further information)

Silver

22 March 2011

Mr Singh's India (further information)

Silver

27 October 2010

Glasgow Green Apartments East Complex (Greenhead Street)

Bronze

22 March 2013

Glasgow Green Apartments West Complex (Middlesex Gardens)  

Bronze

22 March 2013

Argyll Hotel (937 Sauchiehall Street)

Bronze

22 March 2013

Argyll Guest House (970 Sauchiehall Street)

Bronze

22 March 2013

Angelbond (11 Keppochill Place)

Bronze

5 September 2012

Urban Bar and Brasserie (further information)

Bronze

27 October 2010

Gamba (further information)

Bronze

24 August 2010

Where should I send my application form?

The Co-ordinator
Environmental Business Award Scheme
Glasgow City Council
231 George Street
Glasgow
G1 1RX

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