In a bid to reduce the company's carbon footprint and achieve operating efficiencies across its team of more than 600 on-call field engineers, GSH Group invested in an advanced vehicle tracking system. The solution provides a clearer picture of the locations of mobile service teams, so the company can identify the most appropriate engineer for incoming jobs. As a result, GSH Group has significantly reduced fuel usage and improved overall efficiency of mobile resources.
Chris McLain, co-Chief Executive Officer at GSH commented: "This Green Apple Award demonstrates the company's commitment to environmental leadership and best practice. As an organisation, we strive to identify and develop leading-edge solutions that not only achieve operating efficiencies but also minimise the carbon footprint of our business."
The trophy was presented by The Green Organisation at the annual international awards ceremony at the House of Commons. The Green Apple Awards are presented annually in recognition of companies, councils and communities carrying out projects that enhance environment and there were 500 nominations this year.
The award-winning project will be featured in the next Green Book, the world's only work of reference on environmental best practice, and they will be receiving a Green Hero Wall Shield during a special prize giving ceremony on board the Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh, next February.
The Green Apple Awards campaign is run by The Green Organisation, an independent, non-political, non-profit organisation that recognises, rewards and promotes environmental best practice around the world.
Their supporters include the Environment Agency, the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and various other professional bodies.
Campaign Manager Mark Wolens commented: "To show continued interest in environmental issues during the current financial climate shows great foresight and GSH deserve the recognition of being Green Apple Award winners.
"To then go further and become Green Heroes is an even bolder statement of environmental intent, and organisations that go the extra mile and become Green Heroes are demonstrating a serious commitment to the world around them. They invest in a better future for us all and deserve to be recognised for their efforts."