BASINGSTOKE, U.K.—The British House of Commons is awarding the health and safety department at Linde Material Handling’s Basingstoke facility the Green Champion Award for its recycling programs.
The Green Apple Awards, now in their 15th year, attract more than 500 nominations per year. The awards are organized by the Green Organization, an independent, nonprofit environmental group dedicated to recognizing, rewarding and promoting environmental best practice.
As a Green Champion, the highest scoring of the Green Apple winners, Linde moves another step forward with an even greater chance to represent the U.K. in the European Business Awards for the Environment (EBAE).
Paul Green, Linde’s safety and environmental advisor, accepted the Green Champion Award on behalf of the company. “Because of active staff participation and a company-wide dedication to improving the environment, Linde’s landfill disposals have been reduced to just below 250 tons,” he says.
In addition, Linde was praised for effectively increasing its on-site recycling initiatives. On average, the company is now able to recycle 68% of its refuse per year.
Of Linde’s environmental goals for the future, Green says, “This has been a remarkably successful project for all of us here in Basingstoke. We’re honored to be named Green Champions and to have our efforts recognized. This certainly encourages us and challenges us to consider other areas within our facility where we can direct positive environmental action. So much can be done, and we’re eager to take the initiative.”