EASST and the Kier Group have been honoured as International Green World Ambassadors at a special ceremony on Monday August 8, 2016 at The Crystal, London Docklands – regarded as the most sustainable events venue in the UK.

This recognition comes as a result of the environmental success of our Hi-Visibility Recycling Scheme in Moldova, which won a Green Apple Environment Award, presented at Westminster Palace in November last year.

Receiving our CSR Excellence Award
Jamie Edmonds (Kier), Paula Owen (EcoAction), Alex Hitch (Kier), Corrine Vibert (EASST)

As a result of that success, we are having their winning paper published in The Green Book, the world’s only annual work of reference on environmental best practice that is distributed to environment professionals, universities and libraries around the world by The Green Organisation.

The award judges commented:

“Recycling opportunities can pop up in the least expected locations. When Kier learnt that a roads and infrastructure project in Moldova was putting residents at risk from road traffic accidents they used this as an avenue to recycle more than 5000 items of high visibility clothing. Benefits to both parties are obvious but the scheme has been expanded to include other items such as child car seats and is being treated as a springboard to expand on.”

Green World Ambassadors 2016

The winning paper now goes forward for further judging and entry into The Green World Awards for the Environment; the campaign to find the “greenest” organisation in the world. This presentation takes place in Seoul, South Korea in October.