Wyke Farms wins international campaign to find greenest companySeptember 2015
Wyke Farms, one of the UK’s largest independent cheese producers and milk processors, have won a Green Apple Environment Award, in the ‘Environmental Best Practice’ category of this year’s awards programme.
Wyke Farms competed with more than 500 other nominations in the category and won the award, organizers says, for its integrated green approach encompassing renewable energy, water recovery, green farming and transport. This forms part of the company’s ‘100% Green’ sustainability plan, through which, it has dramatically reduced its carbon footprint and become the first national cheddar brand to be 100% self-sufficient using their own energy generated from solar and biogas.
Wyke Farms will be presented with its trophy and certificate at a presentation ceremony in the Houses of Parliament on 16 November 2015.
As a result of this success Wyke Farms has also been invited to have its winning paper published in The Green Book, an international work of reference on environmental best practice.
The Green Apple awards are organised by The Green Organisation, an independent, non-political, non-activist, non-profit environment group dedicated to recognising, rewarding and promoting environmental best practice around the world. They are supported by the Environment Agency, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, the Chartered Institution for Wastes Management and other independent bodies.
Wyke Farms will go on to represent England in the Green World Awards and the European Business Awards for the Environment.
Wyke Farms has been producing its award-winning cheddar for over a century and has grown to become one of the largest family-owned cheese makers in Britain selling over 13,000 tonnes annually.
Earlier this year, Wyke Farms was awarded the Environmental Leadership Award at the inaugural National CSR Awards.
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