Nikwax, a long standing corporate supporter of World Land Trust (WLT), has won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development.
The awards are considered the UK’s highest accolade for business success and this is Nikwax’s fourth Queen’s Award win.
John Burton, WLT Chief Executive said: “A fourth Queen’s Award is a very impressive achievement and I am delighted to send congratulations from WLT to the team at Nikwax who are important supporters of World Land Trust.”
Nikwax is one of just 13 companies across the UK in 2014 to achieve an award in this environmental category, which celebrates products and approaches to management that are commercially successful and benefit the environment, society and the economy.
“We’re overjoyed by this achievement and proud that our hard work to minimise our impact on the environment and people’s health is making a small contribution towards a greener future,” said Nick Brown, Nikwax Managing Director. “This award is testament to both Nikwax’s superiority in environmentally-friendly waterproofing technology and our commitment to delivering sustainable business practices.”
Nikwax has been offsetting its carbon emissions through WLT’s Carbon Balanced programme since 2007 and supports WLT in many other ways too.
For several years Nikwax has nominated WLT projects for online polls organised by the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA), of which Nikwax is a member. In 2014, WLT’s project Saving Armenia’s Leopard won an EOCA poll, and a much needed £25,000 for Caucasian Leopard conservation in Armenia.