Pioneering UK green electricity firm Ecotricity has been highly commended in a national awards ceremony that honours green business.
The company, which introduced green electricity as a consumer choice for the first time when it was launched in 1995 was praised for its efforts at the 2008 Barclays Commercial Bank Green Leaders in Business Awards.
Green Leaders in Business was open to all UK & Irish companies, and had three separate categories – companies with a turnover below £1m; between £1m and £20m; and above £20m.
The awards recognised those companies who are using pioneering processes or new sustainable technology, products or services to help beat climate change and boost their own profits.
Ecotricity designs, plans, finances, builds, owns and operates wind energy projects and supplies 35,000 homes and 3,000 businesses in the UK – saving the emission of more than 100,000 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere.
Barclays Marketing Director for Local Business, John Davis, said: “We are delighted to recognise inspiring examples of forward thinking companies whose ecological conscience will improve the way we treat our increasingly fragile planet.”