12 October 2015 | FM World team
BIFM Awards 2015 - Impact on Sustainability
The NEC, the events and exhibition centre and part of NEC Group, has won this year's Impact on Sustainability award at the BIFM Awards 2015.
Focussing on zero waste to landfill, the organisation managed to save 1,303 tonnes of carbon in 2014 alone, as well as saving more than £700,000 in landfill tax.
The NEC manages to meet its targets by closely monitoring activity on site with KPI audits and regular compliance checks.
Led by the facilities team, the whole organisation, including suppliers, event organisers, staff and local communities are part of what is calls a 'culture of change'.
"NEC's entry provides a compelling example of best practice in waste management," said the judges.
"Whilst operating in a fairly unique, extremely challenging and constantly changing environment they set themselves targets, regularly beat them and then went back and set themselves ever more ambitious objectives.