The Climate Change Committee of the British Chilean Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the British Embassy, held the fifth version of the Carbon Footprint Awards. The Embassy was represented by the Head of Economic Affairs and Climate Change, Mr. Karl Zammit-Maempel. Other attendees included the President of the Climate Change Committee of the British Chilean Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Arturo Errázuriz; along with representatives of the Environment Ministry; Chilean government representatives; NGOs and academics.
The Carbon Footprint Management Awards were supported by the British Embassy through the GREAT Campaign carried out during November as part of the British Month in Chile.
The thirteen companies who took part in the competition were all recognised for their active role in the management of their Carbon Footprint. This year, the companies were: Colbún S.A.; Doña Inés de Collahuasi Mining Company; The Swiss School of Santiago; Compass Group; Fundación Plades Frutillar; GNL Quintero; Green Ticket; Lotus (LollaPalooza); Mikrotek-Chile; Rame Energy; Transportes Bolivar, and Concha y Toro Winery.
The winners by category were:
- Large/heavy industry: Colbún S.A.
- Large company: Viña Concha y Toro
- Best carbon footprint – SMEs: Transportes Bolívar
The Innovation Award was given to the Swiss School, a Santiago-based educational establishment founded by Swiss immigrants.
The event took place at Renaissance Hotel, which was chosen especially for having been awarded a Leed certification - given to companies that apply environmental regulations to their construction standards.
For more information about this event, contact Felipe Osses, Climate Change and Green Growth Officer, British Embassy, Santiago.
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