Ipes’ Guernsey office has been awarded the Keep Guernsey Green Award by the States Environment Department.
The award is an acknowledgement of the contribution Ipes has made in helping Guernsey maintain a healthy clean environment by adhering to best practices in waste management, recycling and energy conservation.
Gaining the award involved a complete review of what Ipes was doing as a business with respect to energy and waste management. The standards were grouped into three sections: “Policy and Planning”, “Action” and “Review and Improvement”. The process involved formalising Ipes’ current practices and putting in place procedures while recording these in the staff handbook.
Ipes Guernsey’s Managing Director Michel Davy said, “Ipes was founded in Guernsey in 1998 and we have always sought to ensure that we conduct our business in such a way as to minimise our impact on the local environment. As we have grown this has become increasingly important and working with the Environment Department to achieve the Keep Guernsey Green Award has helped us to take what we do a step further again. We are delighted to see our ongoing efforts recognised in this way and would like to thank the Department for their support throughout the process.”
Deputy Jenny Tasker, Deputy Minister for the Environment Department said, “The Department was pleased to recognise the hard work put in by Ipes to achieve the award. Ipes is an excellent example of the growing number of businesses in the island who not only recognise the importance of minimising their impact on the environment but are actively taking practical steps to reduce energy usage and waste.”
Alan Ozanne, Ipes’ Group Reporting Accountant managed the awards process said, “The process of obtaining the Guernsey Green Award was informative and worthwhile. We received sensible and focused suggestions for operating our business in an environmentally responsible manner based on a practical approach that understood our business goals and concerns.”
The award is held for a period of three years and is open to any local organisation; more information is available here: www.gov.gg/kgga.