Join in the celebrations at the iiE Awards 2017
Join in the celebrations at the iiE Awards 2017

Businesses are invited to join in a celebration of eco achievements at the annual Investors in the Environment (iiE) Awards, held at Peterborough’s Kingsgate Conference Centre on Tuesday 21st February, starting at 5.30pm.

This event brings together both existing members and non-members of the iiE green accreditation scheme to celebrate the achievements of those businesses already part of the scheme, and thus provides a fantastic insight for non-members to discover more about iiE.

April Sotomayor, Business Support Officer at iiE explains: ‘For businesses that are looking to improve their eco credentials and are interested in becoming an iiE member, the awards are a great opportunity to hear first-hand from current members of iiE about their green achievements through networking and testimonials.’

Businesses can discover how this environmental accreditation scheme and green membership can help transform workplace practices, in order to help them make savings whilst reducing their impact on the environment.

The not-for-profit iiE accreditation is unique because businesses must achieve a minimum 2% improvement (where possible) in resource efficiency over an agreed baseline figure to secure green accreditation. Other criteria include having a recycling system in place, adopting a travel plan, calculating carbon footprint and setting targets for carbon reduction. Businesses also get support to progress each year through toolkits, telephone support, and PR of business best practices.

iiE member businesses can secure Bronze, Silver or the highest level of Green accreditation, plus at the Awards it will be announced who has won further awards – such as ‘Best Green Champion’ and ‘Overall Achiever’.

Prior to the presentation of the awards, there will be a networking opportunity, for businesses to promote their services through hosting a stand. There will be a showcase of green products and services to inspire attendees in environmental best practice, with innovative green initiatives which can be adopted within their own businesses.

To register your place at this year’s Awards please RSVP by 10th February to Join in the conversation online with #iiEAwards. For more information and to book online, visit the website at