PRESTIGIOUS AWARD: Lee Strand has won a prestigious European Environmental Award at the EMAS Awards in Bilboa in Spai. From l-r were: Kestutis Sadauskas (Director Green Economy, European Commission), Jerry Dwyer (Milk Operations Manager, Lee Strand) and Martin Baxter (Chair of the EMAS Awards Jury 2019). Photo: European Commission


Lee Strand was presented with a prestigious award at the European Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) award ceremony in the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain recently.


The awards, organised by the European Commission, recognise environmental excellence, commitment to environmental management and continuous improvement of environmental performance. The theme of this year’s awards was ‘Driver of Change’.


EMAS is a voluntary environmental management tool that organisations use to increase resource efficiency and savings, reduce environmental impacts, ensure legal compliance and report to stakeholders in a transparent manner. The awards recognise and reward organisations that took a step towards sustainable transition.


“Lee Strand has a strong commitment to producing high quality products, sourcing our milk from farms who operate sustainably and adhering to environmental excellence in our milk operations,” Jerry Dwyer, Milk Operations Manager said.

“We are delighted to be recognised on the European stage with the frontrunners in the industry. The recent launch of our new environmentally friendly carton, which is the world’s first fully renewable pack, also shows our commitment to environmental excellence in order to protect the environment for the next generation. Our packaging innovation is one hundred percent renewable and one hundred percent recyclable and offers customers a fully renewable carton and cap that is made from materials that can be traced back to their plant-based source.”