Sustainable Development Award 2007

Few business attributes are more socially and politically sensitive to thinking people than sustainability – the ability to trade without damaging the environment or while actually contributing to it. Sponsors of the Sustainable Development Award 2007, S

Few business attributes are more socially and politically sensitive to thinking people than sustainability - the ability to trade without damaging the environment or while actually contributing to it.

Sponsors of the Sustainable Development Award 2007, St Neots-based packaging manufacturer Sealed Air, have an enviable track record and wanted the judges to find companies that could follow their example.

Even though the winner, Anglian Water Services Limited, is inextricably linked to environmental projects, it was for the charitable efforts of their employees that the firm prevailed. The judges singled out employee initiatives to encourage children to understand environmental and ecological issues, including re-introducing osprey to Rutland Water and using naturally-generated methane to produce electricity.