On 17 January, the 10th anniversary ceremony of the Environment Awards for Industry was held at the Excelsior Hotel, Floriana.
The awards are organised by The Cleaner Technology Centre (CTC), one of the first centres of its kind in Europe, which is part of the Institute for Climate Change and Sustainable Development at the University of Malta.
Directed by Mr Anton Pizzuto, the Centre was first set up in 1994, with its aims revolving around the concept of clean technology and production within the Maltese industry. One of its long-standing achievements is the organisation of the Environment Award for Industry. This award was first introduced in the year 1999 and since then, the competition has been regularly awarded every two years.
The selection committee was chaired by Prof Maria Attard, and the awards were presented by Prof Victor Axiak, the current Environment and Resource Authority chairman. They were accompanied by the music of harpist Lydia Cilia.
In these 20 years, several organisations were awarded, which ranged from STMicroelectronics which went on to win the European Business Award for the Environment, Trelleborg, Greenskips, HSBC Bank, BOV Bank among others.
Starting with ‘Category A: The management award for Sustainable Development’, which was awarded to the Eden Leisure group and ‘Category B - The conservation award for sustainable development’ which was awarded to the Malta Information Technology Centre (MITA) and The Westin Dragonara Hotel. All three awardees put extensive efforts in driving their organisation towards improved sustainability.