Palatine Sustainability Awards 2021



Enthusiasm and Potential Award

Winner: NRG

As experts in specialist fleet and tyre management, NRG has demonstrated clear enthusiasm and commitment towards building a winning ESG strategy to strengthen and position their work in the spheres of electric vehicle leasing and sustainable fleet and tyre management. This has great potential to go further.


Newcomer Award

Winner: Anthesis

Already a global player in the field of sustainability consulting, Anthesis has recently set ambitious publicly declared targets for reducing the carbon impact of its major corporate and civic clients by the end of the decade, and has reconfigured its operations to a cross-cutting, joined-up advisory model designed to address the complex sustainability challenges facing its multi-national customers. In recognition of its own sustainability performance as a company Anthesis was awarded certified B Corp status in 2021.


Carbon Leadership Award

Winner: Lucion

As an operator covering many miles annually to undertake specialist asbestos and site sample testing across the UK, Lucion was increasingly aware of the carbon impact of its fleet and committed to radically reducing the climate impact of the company as a whole.  Movement restrictions during Covid presented an opportunity to rethink travel on a more permanent basis and additionally a new fleet telematics system aimed at fuel efficiency has been trialled ahead of roll out. Green energy has been procured for all sites and a range of incentives offered to employees to encourage green energy purchase, cycle to work, EVs and lower impact travel to work.


Embedding Sustainability Award

Winner: CTS

As a materials testing company operating in laboratories and on client sites across the UK, CTS already had the solid foundations of robust EHS management to build on. Management have subsequently led a very inclusive drive to engage the CTS team, its suppliers and customers in making operations significantly more sustainable across the board. This has centred on looking after people, with an award winning mental health programme and a wellbeing strategy that has reduced absences significantly, rounded out by investment in customer experience management, supply chain ethics, significant travel emissions reduction and waste and water use reduction across its estate.


Outstanding Achievement Award

Winner: EPI

Given its position as a specialist consultant in the global energy market, management recognised the need for EPI to demonstrate leadership and urgency in caring for the climate. Building on previous good work to undertake accredited offsetting of company travel, in 2020 EPI took the next step of committing to achieve carbon neutral status, starting with a comprehensive whole business carbon footprint, using third party assurance to fully offset this by Gold Standard certified offset funding that goes towards meaningful community and ecological projects. In addition, EPI has continued to optimise operational and travel efficiency with the aim of reducing emissions and is one of the first in its field to achieve carbon neutral status.