Dulas is celebrating after being longlisted for the UK’s longest running and most prestigious awards programme, championing responsible business in the UK and abroad. It has also been shortlisted for the Welsh Government Responsible SME of the Year award.
The Awards recognise the most inspiring businesses who are making a difference by taking action to build more inclusive workplaces, stronger communities and tackle our biggest environmental challenges.
Today’s announcement coincides with Responsible Business Week (23-27 April) an annual initiative aimed at increasing awareness of the positive contribution of businesses to society.
Dulas has been Longlisted for the Unilever Global Development Award for businesses that demonstrate a significant contribution towards the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. Dulas’ Solar International team is a leading supplier of specialist refrigerators, helping around 20 million people in the developing work access reliable healthcare and contributing to a reduction in mortality rates for children under the age of five by 50%.
Phil Horton, Managing Director at Dulas, said: “Dulas has been at the forefront of implementing business practices that benefit not only the environment but society as a whole for over thirty-five years now. In addition to providing renewable energy consultancy across a wide range of wind, solar and hydro projects, our solar international team continue to support leading international NGOs and humanitarian organisations. They do this by equipping them with solar-powered vaccine refrigerators to boost global immunisation rates.
“This year alone we have delivered equipment to seventeen different countries, and are delighted to have been longlisted for this award in recognition of the impact of our work on contributing to sustainable development worldwide.”
Chief Executive of Business in the Community, Amanda Mackenzie, said: “More than ever businesses are expected to play their part in creating the society we all want. We are proud of Dulas who have been longlisted for the Responsible Business Awards 2018 for their work in helping to build healthy communities with successful businesses at their heart.”
The winners of all ten categories, including the Responsible Business of the Year will be announced at the Responsible Business Gala Dinner at the Royal Albert Hall on 3 July, in front of 1,200 business leaders. The headline sponsors of the 2018 Responsible Business Awards are Barclays, Fujitsu, Unilever, Unipart, UPS, and Hogan Lovells as well as Anglian Water, the winner of the 2017 Responsible Business of the Year.