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By Fiona Reid
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Good practice recognised at dairy firm

A DAIRY company in the region has won an award for its work tackling environmental change.

The Ethical Dairy near Gatehouse of Fleet is to receive a prestigious Good Practice Award at this year’s VIBES – Scottish Environment Business Awards.

And the business, run by the Findlay family, could then be shortlisted for a further ‘Outstanding Achievement Award’ for the way it harnesses natural systems for ecological, sustainability and animal welfare gains.

Head of the judging panel Terry A’Hearn said: “VIBES – Scottish Environment Business Awards, linked to SEPA’s ambitious ‘One Planet Prosperity’ strategy, recognise Scotland’s leading businesses who show a real commitment to sustainable goods, products and services through leadership, innovation and ambition.

“I would like to congratulate all the finalists who have shown Scotland can be at the forefront of finding sustainable solutions to tackle the climate emergency.”

The organisations receiving awards represent a wide range of business sizes, sectors and are from locations across Scotland.

Gillian Bruce, VIBES chair, said: “Despite the very significant challenges of the past two years, the high quality of entries has been hugely encouraging.

“It is important that we recognise those who are addressing the urgent environmental issues we face and praise the example they are setting for others.”

A virtual awards ceremony will take place on October 19.

Congratulating the finalists, Minister for Just Transition, Employment and Fair Work Richard Lochhead, said: “Scotland has always been famous for its innovation and pioneering spirit, and businesses and private sector organisations across the country now have a real opportunity to seize the economic opportunities that our journey to a net-zero economy presents – and indeed are already doing so.

“It is fitting that that these organisations are being recognised for the work they are doing to create more sustainable and climate-friendly business practices. My congratulations go to each of the companies highlighted.”

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