Pilar Unzalu, the Minister for the Environment, Territorial Planning, Agriculture and Fisheries for the Basque Government, will present the prizes at the European Business Awards for the Environment- Basque Section, during a public ceremony which will take place in Bilbao.
In the current edition there have been 28 entrants and the awards are divided into four categories covering those activities which promote sustainable development: environmental management; processes; products; and international co-operation between businesses.
These awards, organised by the European Commission, were created in 1987 in celebration of World Environment Year, and their raison d'être is to give public recognition to those organisations who, through their activities, contribute to the fulfilment of the principles of sustainable development and whose efforts set an example for other companies to follow.
The awards, which are the most prestigious in the field of sustainable business development on the European stage, are the only awards concerning the environment which are handed out by the Basque Government, and therefore represent an important recognition for the winning companies.
Dec 20, 2011.