Landmark shortlisted for a National Business Award
Landmark Information Group has been shortlisted for The ICAEW Sustainability Award at this year's National Business Awards in partnership with Orange.
Going up against the likes of Marks and Spencer and Arla Foods UK, Landmark - the leading provider of property related geo-spatial and environmental information - will battle it out for the prestigious award, with the winner being revealed at the National Business Awards gala dinner held on 13th November in London.
Richard Spencer Head of Sustainability, ICAEW, judge for the category said: "Landmark Information Group has fully committed to integrating sustainability into its business."
Stephen Stout, chief executive of Landmark Information Group, said: "We're delighted to be shortlisted for such a prestigious business award, particularly for sustainability. It's important for businesses like ours to place corporate and social responsibility high on our agenda, as we can use our strengths to work alongside other organisations to help to improve the lives for people around the world or make environmental changes within our organisation.
We have focused particular attention towards our CSR credentials during the past few years to become as sustainable as possible and are delighted with the results. Landmark is ISO14001 compliant and our staff have worked hard to continually improve our carbon footprint for all our UK offices. This has led to Landmark recently receiving accreditation from the Carbon Trust. For the last 17 years we've helped people identify land and property risks via our environmental reports to ensure they are aware of any potential risks, in addition to being an active member of the Know Your Flood Risk campaign to promote flooding risks across the UK. We also participate in a number of carbon offsetting initiatives with the Carbon Neutral Company, Woodland Trust and Parcel Force.
We're all keeping our fingers crossed to clinch the award, but it's fantastic to be shortlisted alongside some of the UK's biggest business names and recognised for our efforts."
The National Business Awards has today revealed over 150 of Britain's leading businesses and business leaders as finalists in the prestigious awards programme. Organisations shortlisted include a range of private, public and third sector companies, including National Grid, Marks and Spencer and London Early Years Foundation.
All National Business Awards finalists represent an annual turnover in excess of £135 billion and collectively employ over 700,000. They cover activities as diverse as digital marketing, international road haulage and logistics, water engineering and life sciences: sectors that reflect key areas of UK capability with high potential for international expansion. The diverse size of the companies entering is also huge - ranging from a business with an annual turnover of less than £50k to high growth and high value companies with multi-billion pound revenues.
Baroness Virginia Bottomley, Chair of Judges said: "This year has been a challenging environment for British businesses: these finalists demonstrate how companies are succeeding in the current climate through innovation, originality and tenacity. It's good to see a broad range of companies both in sector and size - an impressive representation of the potential British businesses have. Congratulations to all our finalists."
The National Business Awards supports Help for Heroes, a charity that offers support and advice for wounded soldiers.