Environmental Excellence Earns Daily Post Business Award Accolade

We’re a finalist in a prestigious regional business awards scheme after impressing with our commitment to continued environmental improvement.

Riello UPS is on the shortlist for this year’s Daily Post Business Awards. We’ve earned a place in the Green Award category sponsored by social housing provider Cartrefi Conwy, which highlights organisations that have taken steps to reduce their carbon footprint and demonstrated good sustainability practices.

Our ongoing commitment to improving the efficiency of our uninterruptible power supplies impressed the judges. Transformerless UPS such as our Next Energy (NXE) can achieve up to 97% efficiency. While our modular Multi Power is proven to help clients cut their carbon emissions, as our win at the DCS Awards 2018 demonstrates.

Of course, Riello UPS was the first UPS power supply manufacturer in Europe to implement a dedicated Eco Energy Level classification. Based on the European Commission’s Code of Conduct, this rating scores our products’ efficiency on a scale of 1-6 (4, 5, and 6 the most efficient).

Since 2005, we have held the international standard ISO14001 for environmental management. This commits us to continually reduce our environmental footprint and energy use. In the last year alone we’ve offset 210 tonnes of CO² through the www.carbonfootprint.com initiative and are officially carbon neutral.

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How Does Riello UPS Reduce Its Environmental Impact?

Thanks to our partnership with waste management specialists Veolia, we’ve achieved “zero waste to landfill” status in terms of general waste, glass, plastic, and tins.

While in recent months, we’ve eliminated single-use plastics. We’ve replaced plastic cups with ceramic containers and plastic water bottles for visitors with recyclable glass. We’ve even swapped plastic stirring spoons for an organic bamboo alternative.

As part of our commitment to renewable energy, several of our team drive electric-powered company cars and we have plenty of on-site recharging points to encourage their use.

The judging panel also praised our conservation work with the North Wales Wildlife Trust. The Riello UPS headquarters in Wrexham is just one of five sites in Wales where you’ll find the Grizzled Skipper butterfly, a rare and endangered species. We work to proactively manage the surrounding habitat. This should create a sustainable environment that the in-danger insect can survive and thrive in.

When Is The Daily Post Business Awards 2018 Final?

The awards are organised by the Daily Post, the best-selling regional newspaper in Wales. They aim to recognise the achievements of businesses and organisations across North and Mid-Wales.

We’ll learn whether we’ve won the top prize in just a few weeks’ time. Thursday 29 November will see our team head to the black-tie awards ceremony at Bangor University. TV and radio broadcaster Nicholas Owen will oversee the evening’s proceedings.

Check back here then and keep an eye on our social media channels to find out whether we win!