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
Contact Details: Steve Wright
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