Albert Bartlett takes home prestigious award for commitment to reducing environmental impact.

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Albert Bartlett, the UK’s leading producer and packer of potatoes, has been recognised for its commitment to environmental excellence at this year’s VIBES Awards, Scotland’s leading sustainable business awards held in Edinburgh on 26 November.

For 14 years, the Vision in Business for the Environment of Scotland Awards (VIBES) has recognised the commitment, actions and achievements of Scottish companies in reducing their impact on the environment.

Based in Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, Albert Bartlett won the Management Award (Large Company Category),sponsored by Mainetti. The award recognises businesses whose management systems deliver continuous improvement in environmental performance.

Russell White, Head of Engineering & Sustainability at Albert Bartlett said: “Our customers like to know where their potatoes come from and, even better, to know that they come from an environmentally friendly company. At Albert Bartlett, we’re dedicated to looking after the environment, whether on the farm or at our production sites, so we are delighted to achieve recognition for the efforts of our team.

We will continue to do all we can to promote responsible food production while protecting the environment for future generations.”

Gillian Bruce, VIBES chair, said: “We were delighted by the standard of entries to this year’s VIBES Awards. The effort and dedication shown by Albert Bartlett can help Scotland to make strides in achieving its 2020 carbon reduction targets.

“Changes to legislation and international events will make 2014 an important year for industry in Scotland. We hope even more businesses in North Lanarkshire will follow the example set by our winners and make significant steps towards greener ways to do business.”

Albert Bartlett

www.albertbartlett.co.uk

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