Vauxhall has been awarded two more Green Apple awards for "commendable environmental practice" at its Ellesmere Port plant. This is the sixth award won by Vauxhall Motors from six submissions over four years.

The awards are supported by bodies including the Environment Agency, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and the Chartered Institution of Waste Management.

The annual campaign is led by The Green Organisation, a group dedicated to recognising, rewarding and promoting environmental best practice.

Vauxhall received the national runner-up prize for its efforts in commerce and industry for the initiatives at play in the plant’s power house and for the inventive electrical energy savings made throughout the plant. The plant was also the gold winner for energy management and efficiency for its V6 engine plant and paint unit recycling and re-use programme.

A third award went to Vauxhall dealer New Crown Sharpes, Nottingham, which received the silver award for commerce and industry for its use of solar energy panels to illuminate their showrooms.

Ellesmere Port environmental coordinator, John Dodson said: "To represent Vauxhall for the fourth year, was an honour. The awards recognise the dedication of everyone at Ellesmere Port who undoubtedly has pride in environmental affairs at the plant. The important aspect is that these awards are not for big, one-off projects, but for regular, day-to-day improvements as part of our continual improvement programme."

Published : 13/11/03 Author : Melanie Carter

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