The Barbican has been recognised for its continued environmental efforts with a ‘Gold Clean City Award’.
This is not the first time the Barbican has received awards for its green credentials with past successes including a Gold award in 2008, the Chairman’s Cup in 2011 and a Platinum award in 2014.
Some of the eco-friendly practices highlighted by judges were: • Having consistent recycling opportunities in all public spaces, conference areas and staff back-of-house areas. • A comprehensive food recycling program meaning that 100% of food waste gets composted.
“We work hard to improve and preserve our green credentials. To receive this recognition is a fantastic achievement for the Barbican,” comments Lee Dobson, Head of Event Management at Barbican Business Events. “A number of high profile buildings and organisations have achieved this award and we are delighted to be amongst them. Many of our clients want to use venues with strong CSR credentials and this helps our appeal towards them.”
The award recognises exceptional responsibility in the management of waste and recycling amongst organisations in the City of London. Since 1994 the Clean City Awards Scheme has incentivised raising the standards of environmental performance by businesses across the City. Aims of the scheme include:
• Promoting good waste management practices • Encouraging waste minimisation, as well as greater reuse and recycling • To ensure compliance with Duty of Care regulations • To encourage City businesses to be proud and respectful of their surroundings • To provide a forum for City businesses to exchange waste management initiatives