Supporting local businesses

We are committed to supporting smaller, local businesses close to our head office in Bradford to improve their environmental management and wider CR performance. We provide this support through our collaboration with the West and North Yorkshire Chambers of Commerce’s on their ‘Raising the Bar’ initiative.

Raising the Bar aims to engage small- and medium-sized enterprises in West Yorkshire on the wider CR agenda, helping them develop, measure and gain external recognition of their efforts.

The Raising the Bar awards are a highlight of the region’s business calendar, and celebrates the CR achievements of local businesses. Four organisations are praised for work in the categories of community, economy, education and environment, with an overall winner chosen from that group.

In 2016, the overall winner, Ucan Recycling, was classed by judges to be the stand-out entry across all four categories. The individual category winners were: Naylor Wintersgill (Community), Hungate York Regeneration (Education), Christeyns (Environment) and See Green Media (Economy).