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National environmental award presented to ng homes

ng homes gains silver accreditation in National Award for Environmental Excellence

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ng homes has received a national environmental award. Keep Scotland Beautiful Business Development Director Peter Quinn presented representatives from ng homes with a Silver Accreditation in the National Awards for Environmental Excellence on 25 October 2016. The award acknowledges the organisation’s continued commitment to improving environmental quality and makes it the highest scoring organisation in its sector in Scotland to receive the commendation.

The accolade recognises the organisation’s achievements in delivering excellence in environmental quality at 14 locations in Springburn and Parkhouse. It also acknowledges ng homes’ ongoing commitment to delivering and promoting environmental sustainability, from demonstrating excellent engagement with tenants on recycling regimes within the multi-story flat blocks to developing strategies to ensure graffiti and litter were removed from internal and external areas in a timely manner.

The Environmental Excellence Award scheme is open to companies and organisations throughout Scotland and acts as a benchmark for corporate environmental performance. All entrants are assessed by the Keep Scotland Beautiful Local Environmental Quality Team and can be awarded Bronze, Silver or Gold level.

John Fury, ng homes Chairperson, said:

“We are delighted to receive this prestigious award from Keep Scotland Beautiful.

“We are really pleased to be described by Keep Scotland Beautiful as a forward thinking housing association and to be presented with a national environmental award.

“It is truly great for the people in the community we serve in North Glasgow who have worked in partnership with ng homes to achieve this recognition. Our tenants have told us that the changes introduced make them feel very proud of their area and this award recognises the excellent contribution of all those involved in making such a positive difference.

“We have worked closely with Keep Scotland Beautiful on a number of important programmes. We value the support that we receive and look forward to continuing to develop our relationship in the future.”

Throughout Scotland, over 85 business locations, from shopping centres, leisure and cultural trusts to train stations and ports have been audited for a National Award for Environmental Excellence.