Ransomes Jacobsen, the premier supplier of high quality turf equipment and vehicles, is reinforcing its commitment to the environment by again sponsoring the Environmental Project of the Year Award at this year’s IOG Industry Awards.
Commenting on his company’s continued support, Ransomes Jacobsen’s managing director David Withers, says: “It was without hesitation that we agreed to continue our sponsorship of this Award as proactive environmental stewardship is something we truly believe in. We build all our equipment to ISO 14001, the international standard for environmental management. This means we are committed to environmental best practice right across our business.”
He continues: “Our product development ensures we are constantly striving to lower emissions and reduce noise pollution as well as manage our impact on the environment in the production plant. We were the first, and remain the only company, to introduce a mower recycling scheme and we sponsor various environmental awards at local level and across our industry.
“I urge anyone contemplating an entry into this year’s IOG Award scheme to really get behind it - it could be you collecting the plaudits just as Sagar Barua of Westminster City Council did last year when winning this Environmental Award.”
The IOG Industry Awards comprise 16 categories of entry covering sport, grass roots, young people and the environment:
- The Groundsman’s Groundsman of the Year
- Spectator Sports Ground of the Year
- Independent School Sports Ground of the Year
- Best Maintained Artificial Pitch of the Year
- Professional Sports Grounds Management Team of the Year
- Public Sector Sports Ground of the Year
- Grass Roots Sports Ground of the Year
- Volunteer Sports Grounds Management Team of the Year
- Volunteer Sports Groundsman of the Year
- Most Promising Sports Turf Student of the Year
- Young Groundsman of the Year
- Environmental Project of the Year
- Employer of the Year
- Innovation in Grounds Maintenance
- Public sector outdoor facility of the year
- Lifetime Achievement of the Year.
With industry-recognised judges, each category will be judged on criteria which will include available resources, budget control, maintenance and use of machinery, presentation and housekeeping standards, technical knowledge, scale of operations and frequency of use, health & safety management, record keeping, environmental issues, community involvement and training & education.
Visit http://www.iogawards.com for full information, including category and entry/nomination details.