The Wilton Award for

Sustainable Business of the Year

Are you a business that puts sustainability at the core of your values? Is this a crucial part of your business plan? Do you have a plan in place to get to Net Zero? Open to private, public and third sector organisations, this award is for those that want to shine a spotlight on their ethical and sustainable approach.

The Wilton award for sustainable business of the year seeks best practice business sustainability initiatives. Aiming to showcase genuine innovation in corporate sustainability and recognise and reward those who take sustainability to the very heart of their businesses.

The judges will look for evidence of how these organisations have brought their values to life, embedded the approach throughout the whole organisation and aligned them with their commercial objectives.

This award will go to a business on the road to Net Zero who can demonstrate the following:

  • Ethical leadership and stakeholder engagement 
  • Clear environment management systems 
  • Overview of the sustainable impact your business, product or initiative has had on the environment, community or business world

This year's finalists

Energy & Sustainability Centre

The Energy and Sustainability Centre IoM is a charity offering research, training and advice to companies, organisations and individuals regarding sustainability. Members of the charity are working on a future renewable energy model for the Isle of Man in order to achieve net zero carbon emissions. They work with local businesses, individuals and host workshops and conferences to educate people regarding climate change and sustainability. The charity members not only communicate with local people and the likes of the Chamber of Commerce, but also beyond the Isle of Man, e.g., Technical University of Denmark, to get the latest research and provide the best sustainability advice and options for the Isle of Man. Additionally, the charity conducts research and provides a wide range of resources to educate the public through the means of news articles, videos, interviews and a renewable energy card game they created. Benefits include providing key knowledge for businesses and the public to reduce their carbon footprint, providing a hopeful attitude to tackling climate change in the community and being a key asset to the Government and Island as they carry out research and create a renewable energy model for the future (which will significantly reduce the Island's carbon emissions). The advice and training provided is not only just impacting the present day but is relevant and can be applied to the future to mitigate the effects of climate change. The continuous research carried out by the charity members means the best and latest advice can constantly be provided.

EVMann

EVmann (which is a trading name under EICS Electrical Contractors) specialises in safe and efficient EV charging solutions for electric vehicles and is the authorised Pod-Point Installation Partner for the Isle of Man. It has a number of energy efficiency/sustainability options for its customers. With over 45 years of experience in electrical contracting we are IOM Gov; PartP. CIOM and ECA approved, and all our work is carried out to the latest version of BS7671 (18th Edition wiring regulations). EVmann (EICS) Services include: EV (Electric Vehicle) Charging Points (Authorised Pod-Point Installation Partner) Testing and Inspection Electrical Installation and Maintenance Voltage Optimisation Installation Solutions Energy Saving Solutions EVmann (EICS) has installed over 500 EV charging points on the island, both domestic and commercial. We have built strong relationships with larger businesses on the island to supply and fit their charging infrastructure

WINNER: Capital International Group

Capital International Bank (CIB) was launched in 2021 as the Isle of Man’s first digital only bank and the first new bank to launch locally in over 30 years. The Bank serves local and international corporates. In 2020, Capital published a Conscious Capital Mission Statement which was sent to staff and clients and set out intentions with regard to making the business more sustainable. One of the goals is to become carbon neutral by the end of 2025. Over the last year, Capital has reduced carbon emissions by 53% and introduced several initiatives, including; cycle to work scheme, an electrical vehicle scheme, active recycling for waste, and carbon offset projects. Capital also relaunched its sustainable investment portfolio: Fusion ESG. Thus far, Fusion ESG has attracted over £24m of new money which may have otherwise been invested in assets which negatively impact the planet.