The International CSR Excellence Awards are presented to companies that have a heart: caring companies that use their privileged position to help their colleagues, communities, customers, the environment and the less fortunate.
Our first award was in the Community Commitment Small Businesses category. Clyde Shopping Centre launched a competition called School Shout, to provide £5,000 of digital equipment for one lucky primary school as a way of helping to integrate technology into the classroom; and every participating school received a digital camera.
Our second award was for our continuing efforts to reduce the environmental impact of Clyde Shopping Centre. Initiatives in waste management, energy reduction, biodiversity and water management have in recent years seen the Centre reduce its carbon footprint by 29%, electricity consumption by 32% and waste costs by 35%.