The John Lawrie Group is delighted to have been announced the winner of the VIBES Circular Economy Award.

The announcement was made at a ceremony at the Sheraton in Edinburgh.

L-R: Terry A'Hearn, Chief Executive, Scottish Environment Protection Agency; John Lawrie Group Environment Director Ray Grant and John Lawrie Group Assistant Sales Co-ordinator Iain Bell

The company was among 38 Scottish companies chosen as finalists for the 2017 VIBES – Scottish Environment Business Awards.

The 18th annual award scheme recognises the commitment, actions and achievements of Scottish businesses working hard to reduce their impact on the environment.

Commenting on the win, Environmental Director Ray Grant (pictured below) said; “We are honoured to have been recognised at this year’s VIBES – Scottish Environment Business Awards. Winning the Circular Economy award is a real testament to the hard work and commitment from everyone at John Lawrie Group towards reducing our impact on the environment.

"We are fully committed to the Circular Economy model which is being actively driven across the UK and Europe with Scotland at the very forefront, and are proud to take our place amongst many excellent companies working hard to deliver a sustainable future.”

Judges were looking for evidence of broader commitments to sustainable development, such as an environmental management system, and a demonstration that the company has an existing commitment to reducing environmental impacts through a Circular Economy approach.

Further evidence was sought of the importance placed at John Lawrie Group on the principles of Circular Economy with the company’s overall operations.