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17/07/2018

McGee retains Green World Ambassador status

McGee has once again been honoured by The Green Organisation as International Green World Ambassadors at a special ceremony held on June 16th, 2018 at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) in London.

The dual ceremony included presentations to all Green World Ambassadors and Beautiful Buildings Award winners.

McGee provided 280 goodie bags for all guests which included eco-friendly merchandise and sustainability postcards to showcase their environmental best practice.

This latest success for McGee comes after winning a Gold Award at the International Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice 2017 for their work at Southbank Place – one of the largest demolition projects in London in 2016, which involved the demolition and site clearance of the 27,515m2 Shell UK Headquarters on the Southbank at Waterloo. Read more on this story HERE.

The Award Judges commented:

“It was the end of the line for the former Shell Headquarters on London’s South Bank. This was one of the largest demolition jobs ever in London, obviously bringing similar sized headaches. McGee sought ways to mediate its impact, including machine upgrades and retrofits, air quality monitoring, on-site crushing, material and equipment re-use, and a long list of other measures. They achieved a world first Considerate Constructors ULTRA rating.”

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

“This status recognises the passion of our Environmental team to achieve industry best practice and to continually look to improve our performance when looking at sustainability, re-use, and environmental considerations. We look forward to going above and beyond in our environmental innovations.”

Green World Ambassadors promote environmental best practice.  Through McGee’s work, they are helping others to help the environment as their award-winning paper is to be published in the Green Book – the world’s only annual global work of reference on environmental best practice that is distributed to environmental professionals, universities and libraries around the world by The Green Organisation.  The book aims to encourage others to learn from the winners’ experience and to follow their lead to benefit themselves and the environment for generations to come.