We are very pleased to announce that we have been Highly Commended by the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce for our work in reducing our impact on the environment.

The Inspiring Hertfordshire Award ceremony was held at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden on 9th September 2021. Throughout the evening, businesses from across the county were recognised for their work within the Hertfordshire business community and the outstanding contribution they make to the growth of our county.

Emmaus Hertfordshire was a finalist in The Green Award Category, an award that recognises organisations that employ responsible business practices in relation to the environment, community, and people. Entrants for this award must show how they contribute to the well-being of their community and the environment

Congratulations to JPA Workspaces for scooping the first prize in The Green Award category, and well done to our fellow finalists, Henkel, Origins of Beauty and PayByPhone.

In response to being awarded Highly Commended in The Green Award category, Duncan Lewis, Emmaus Hertfordshire’s Chief Executive, said

“We are delighted that the work we do to reduce our impact on the environment has been recognised by Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce. Many people will know us for tackling homelessness, but upcycling, recycling and reusing is also a core part of the Emmaus ethos.

“When you buy an item from our social enterprises or use our house clearance service, you can be sure you are helping to reduce the number of items that end up in local landfill, while also helping to reduce the use of the resources needed to produce new items.”