We launched the world's first personal carbon trading scheme (called PACT) for our staff some 3 years ago. It's proved a great success not only with our staff, but also with our clients - and the media too. And now we are delighted that PACT has won another award - the European Managing Partner Forum's 'Innovation in Practice' award for 2010.
The MPF is the leading association for those involved in the management of professional firms throughout the world. We were up against stiff competition from other respected firms, including Berwin Leighton Paisner, CB Richard Ellis and Shoosmiths.
We were announced as the winners at the annual dinner and ceremony, hosted by Radio 4's John Humphrys.
We were delighted to be announced the winner. WSP's David Symons comments, 'We are delighted to have won such a prestigious European award. We launched PACT to show how firms can help staff be sustainable at home and to encourage others to think differently about their own programmes. It's really heartening to receive this external recognition - the third international award that PACT has won this year. There is still much to do with the programme, though. We'd love to extend the membership beyond the 1500 we have today, and internally, we're deep into planning the next innovations for PACT that will continue its thought leadership next year.
We'd like to thank the MPF for their award, and also our staff who have worked so hard to develop and implement PACT across our business.
As well as nearly 900 WSP members, other forward thinking organisations have launched PACT in their business, including Aviva, Invensys Rail and Cisco UK and The Petroleum Institute in Abu Dhabi. Find out more about how we implemented PACT at WSP and how you could launch PACT in your own business.