Amgen Cymru


Amgen Cymru
Amgen Cymru

Love Where You Live Awards 2011

Amgen Cymru is very proud to announce that at the Love Where You Live Awards 2011 won the Businesses of the Year Award, which was held on the 21st June 2011 at the Muni Arts Centre, Pontypridd.

Love Where You Live Awards 2011

Business of the Year Award

This award will recognise the business that is striving to improve the environmental sustainability of their business, reducing the amount of waste they produce and increasing the amount they recycle.

The staff at Amgen Cymru was praised by news presenter Sian Lloyd at the “Love Where You Live Awards” Where they picked up the award for the best “Business Award” This award recognises the business that is striving to improve the environmental sustainability of their business, reducing the amount of waste they produce and increasing the amount they recycle And for their achievements in raising awareness within schools, groups, organisation and colleges through their “Visitor & Activity Centres”. Everyone who has attended has sung the praises of what they have experienced during their “Landfill Safari”

Amgen are very proud of what they have achieved to help children and adults to understand the importance of recycling and with over 118 visits for last year and to date over 119 schools, groups, colleges and organisations have visited since January 2011 With more booked to attend for the rest of the year it is proving to be a very popular experience to all that attend.

Amgen Cymru were announced winners on the day, with Dragonsavers Credit Union and DS Smith Rhondda being highly commended for their brilliant work that have both carried out which was sponsored by Clarkslegal.

Love Where You Live Awards 2011

About each nominated business

Amgen Cymru– Winners

Amgen Cymru’s Activity Centre at Bryn Pica Recycling Centre has proved to be a valuable facility for educating young people on how and why they should reduce household waste – and therefore reduce the amount of refuse going to landfill. The Centre has short films to watch, a mini materials facility and, if you are lucky, a ‘recycling centre safari’, where you can see exactly what people of Rhondda Cynon Taf throw away and how Amgen Cymru try to deal with it. Amgen Cymru is doing its best to engage young people and make our environment a better one, now and for the future.

Dragonsavers Credit Union - Highly Commended

The Tonyrefail branches of Dragonsavers Credit Union are doing as much as they can to minimise their environmental impact. They have reduced their paper consumption by 50% in the last year – mainly by using ‘the other side’ of (non-confidential) paper, have reduced electricity consumption by installing an Urn instead of boiling kettles as well as installing a light motion sensor that only comes on when somebody is in the room, and have a boiler that can be programmed so that the heating is on only when staff are in the office. Their members have debit cards to access/transfer their money by telephone, therefore reducing their carbon footprint. Dragonsavers Credit Union realise they must optimise operations to minimise their environmental impact while improve social outcomes, but maximising their performance to make a positive environmental impact.

DS Smith Rhondda - Highly Commended

DS Smith have looked at their business and have started to save money by doing the right thing for the environment, gaining an ISO 14001 accreditation in environmental standards. The Rhondda site processes corrugated cardboard into various forms of packaging and have focused their efforts on reducing waste to landfill and increasing the recycling on site. Waste wood is collected and recycled for making fireboard sheets for the furniture industry. The wire from their stitching process is collected and recycled by Tradebe. They operate a cleaning cloth recycling programme where cloths are collected, washed and then returned, and wooden pallets are re-used as much as possible, or if broken collected by their pallet supplier to reduce fuel consumption. In the office they recycle all their paper across the plant they are now recycling far more than ever before and producing the least landfill waste in their industry.

clarkslegal The Diverse Law Firm

Love Where You Live Environmental Award Winners 2011

Community Recycling Champion
Winner Mr Roger Turner
Highly Commended Mrs Patricia Beeke
Highly Commended Mrs Adele Owen

Most Innovative Environmental Project
Winner Bethlehem View Residential Panel
Highly Commended Ysgol Gyfun Llanhari
Highly Commended Bryncynon Environmental Warden Scheme

Best School Environmental Initiative - Primary
Winner Cilfynydd Primary School
Highly Commended Parc Primary School
Highly Commended Cwmaman Infants

Best School Environmental Initiative - Secondary
Winner Ysgol Gyfun Llanhari
Highly Commended Porth County Community School
Highly Commended Tonypandy Community College

Best Community Project
Winner Penrhys Green Team
Highly Commended Cwmaman Community Taskforce
Highly Commended Bryncynon Environmental Warden Scheme

Best Environmental Partnership Initiative
Winner Green And Friendly Action Group (GAFA)
Highly Commended Bethlehem View Residential Panel
Highly Commended Bryncynon Environmental Warden Scheme

Best Environmental Services Team of the Year
Winner Dean Vaughan & Andrew Dennis
Streetcare Enforcement & Awareness Team
Highly Commended Streetcare Enforcement & Awareness Team
Highly Commended Muni Arts Centre Staff

School Environmental Champion (Pupil)
Winner Stephen James – Ysgol Gyfun Llanhari
Highly Commended Caitlin Howell – Cwmbach Junior School
Highly Commended Jonathan Bulpin – Ysgol Ty Coch
Highly Commended Eco Committee - Cwmdare Primary School
Highly Commended Curtis Williams & James Gowan - Ty Gwyn Education Centre

School Environmental Champion (Teacher)
Winner Mrs Adele Owen – Blaengwawr Primary School
Highly Commended Mr Alun Evans – Ysgol Gyfun Llanhari
Highly Commended Mrs Mary Chinnock – Cilfynydd Primary School

The Envirovision Song Quest Champion 2010
Winner Y Pant

Local Authority Environmental Champion
Winner Mr Andrew Gough
Highly Commended Mr Leon Kruger
Highly Commended Mr Paul Thomas

Business Award
Winner Amgen Cymru
Highly Commended DS Smith Rhondda
Highly Commended Dragonsavers Credit Union

Best Kept Community
Winner Cwmaman Community Taskforce
Highly Commended Abercwmboi Environmental Group
Highly Commended Tre Telynog Environmental Group

People Award
Winner Mr Paul Thomas
Highly Commended Mr John Paul Eyles
Highly Commended Mrs Patricia Beeke

Best Poster Design
Winner Megan Cox, Penderyn Primary School
Highly Commended Alex Davies,Ty Gwyn Education Centre
Highly Commended Lydia Pearce, Trerobart Primary School

Overall Winner
Winner Mrs Adele Owen – Blaengwawr Primary School
Highly Commended Cilfynydd Primary School
Highly Commended Ysgol Gyfun Llanharan
Amgen Cymru would like congratulate all winners and runners up, and like to say thank you to all parties involved on making the Love Where You Live Awards 2010 very successful.
To find out more about the event and to see photos of the awards please visit here

Rhondda Cynon Taf

Bryn Pica, Llwydcoed, Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taf, CF44 0BX
Tel: 01685 870770
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