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21/06/2017

McGee honoured as International Green World Ambassador

McGee has been honoured as International Green World Ambassadors at a special ceremony on Friday, June 9th 2017 at the Houses of Parliament, London.

This recognition comes after winning a silver award at the International Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice 2016 as a result of the considerable efforts made for environmental waste management during the demolition of the 1970’s tower blocks located at One Nine Elms, Vauxhall, London. Read more on this story HERE.

As a result of that success, McGee was invited to have 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:

“Demolition can often be a wasteful process, but McGee was able to turn one clearance into a green achievement through the use of its clever new mobile app. The building was stripped for materials to be used by the local community, while waste was efficiently tracked and segregated via the app, resulting in not a single scrap of unnecessary waste.”

McGee’s Head of Social Responsibility, Marc Byrne said:

“Sustainability, re-use and environmental considerations are key to all our projects. This award recognises the efforts of our Environmental team to achieve industry best practice and to continually look to improve our performance above and beyond those targets through environmental innovation and reuse.”

The winning paper now goes forward for further judging and the possibility of representing the UK in the Brussels-led European Business Awards for the Environment.

The Green Apple Awards are one of the few environmental schemes in Britain that have official status to act as an automatic feeder scheme into the European campaign.