La Mare Wine Estate wins Environmental Award 2011

La Mare Wine Estate are the winners of the 2011 Jersey Electricity Environmental Award.

Short-listed Small Organisation for the second year running, they took top honours this year by beating Geomarine and Port of Jersey (Short-listed Large Organisation) and Jersey College for Girls (Short-listed School).

Presenting the Award at the Jersey Enterprise Awards Gala Night at Fort Regent, Jersey Electricity CEO Chris Ambler said: 'Our winner is, indeed, a worthy one. La Mare staff have embedded sustainable best practice in every conceivable business area.

'Their productive output has increased on 40% less energy, rainwater is collected and stored for irrigation, retail packaging can be used up to ten times, kitchen oil is recycled into biodiesel and a shared delivery system has reduced vehicle use.

'They have created opportunities for new, green products of outstanding provenance for which consumers are prepared to pay a premium at home and abroad.'

Tim Crowley, La Mare's Managing Director said: 'We are all delighted to have won this award as it acknowledges the substantial effort of our dedicated team and helps to promote the importance of Green Business decisions to every Jersey business. We are also very grateful to Jersey Electricity for choosing us as the winners.'