The British Water Cooler Association has won first prize in two Aqua Awards – the international awards scheme run by WaterCoolers Europe (WE).
The categories BWCA entered were:
Best Promotion of Health & Hydration – first prize
Best Environmental Practice/Green Initiative – first prize
Votes for all five categories came from a combination of the votes from the WE jury, the National Association jury and votes from the website.
The trophies were presented to Phillipa Atkinson-Clow, BWCA general manager who attended the ceremony with the immediate past chairman of BWCA John Dundon.
The Health & Hydration Award recognised the benefits of a series of six hydration fact sheets produced by the BWCA for various professions, advising them on hydration, safety and standards and the need to choose an accredited BWCA member.
The Best Environmental Practice/Green Initiative Award to BWCA recognised the value to the sector of is ‘5 for 5 Pledge’ – a scheme which asks members to improve still further over five areas – environment, water management, social, financial and workplace, including employee wellbeing.
The Pledge is designed to encourage not only improvements but to celebrate what is already being done in these categories so that member companies can demonstrate to customers how strong are the sustainability credentials of the sector and of individual companies.