EICC recognised for environmental policies

Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) was among 12 companies from east and central Scotland to be recognised for their success in implementing Green policies and for helping to create a sustainable future at an award dinner hosted by The Business Environment Partnership and Scottish Enterprise. The dinner, which took place on Thursday 9 March at the Apex International Hotel, Edinburgh, awarded companies that had achieved national and international recognition and success for good environmental management. EICC Chief Executive Hans Rissmann commented: “We have worked tirelessly over the last seven years, since introducing a cross functional ‘green team’, to establish and oversee the implementation of a strategy that benefits our customers, ourselves as a business and Edinburgh as a whole.” Since 1998, EICC has made significant inroads into key target areas such as reducing the amount of waste produced during events, reducing the amount of power used throughout the Centre and tackling the issue of carbon offset for itself and its clients. Rissmann added: “We believe this is a win-win situation. We have found over a number of years that our Green strategy has helped reduce costs for EICC, which in turn has helped hold prices for our clients. Being Green has without a doubt been instrumental in helping the company achieve an operating profit. This award is independent acknowledgment of our success to date and our continued commitment to drive through additional developments and key changes”.

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