Series 101 - Better Environment Awards for Industry/European Better Environment Awards for Industry (BEAFI/EBEAFI)

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Better Environment Awards for Industry/European Better Environment Awards for Industry (BEAFI/EBEAFI)


  • 1986-1991 (Creation)

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From their beginning in 1986, the RSA's Better Environment Awards for Industry (BEAFI) maintained close links with the European Better Environment Awards for Industry (EBEAFI) run by the EU which was held every two years. The RSA put forward some of the entrants to the BEAFI as candidates for the European scheme. \n\nIn 1992 the Government announced that there would be a new environmental award, The Queen's Award for Environmental Achievement. The RSA responded with new plans for its 'Better Environment Awards for Industry (BEAFI) which had been running since 1986. There were to be two categories of Award: the first recognising Management initiatives bringing environmental benefits in Britain, the second for the export of appropriate technologies which bring environmental benefit to developing countries. The awards continued as a scheme for British companies. The RSA continued to put forward candidates for the European Better Environment Awards for Industry and in addition winners of the Queen's Awards were invited to apply for selection as candidates for the European competition.\n\nDeveloped from the PATAS (Pollution Abatement Technology Awards) these awards came about largely at the instigation of the European Commission who were setting up an EEC-wide scheme. \n\nSee 'The RSA and the Environment,' edited by Timothy Cantell, 1993\n\nRecords include minutes of committees and general meetings, correspondence and working papers and photographs

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Creator KillickV 31/03/2000

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