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Surrey’s first sustainable business awards

Published: 25 February 2021

Climate change

Could your business be a winner?

If you own a business based in and around Woking that works towards protecting the environment and promoting more sustainable working and lifestyles – then you could be in for an award. Surrey County Council is proud to sponsor Surrey's first sustainable business awards.

The CREST21 Business Awards, which have been founded by the Woking News and Mail, in association with the University of Surrey's Centre for Environment and Sustainability. There are six categories including Transforming Food, Going Circular, Efficiency Champion, Sustainability Impact, Sustainability Hero and Resilience in Crisis.

Councillor Natalie Bramhall, Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change said "Surrey County Council is delighted to be headline sponsor as it demonstrates our commitment to working with businesses in the county to tackle climate change. The CREST21 awards highlight the importance of the business sector in reducing carbon emissions in Surrey to achieve our overall aim of being net zero carbon by 2050."

Surrey's Climate Change Strategy, published last year, identified that 46% percent of emissions in Surrey come from transport, 28% from buildings and 11% from industry. Businesses are a factor in all of these categories, so if we are to achieve our goal of being net carbon zero by 2050, it is essential we all work together to make changes to our carbon emissions.

Businesses in Surrey can enter the awards for free on the CREST awards website. The closing date for entries is 20 March and the event will be live streamed from the WWF's Living Planet Centre in Woking in May 2021.

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