Big Yellow has been awarded the very special Queen’s Award for Sustainable Development for our focus on social and environmental responsibility.
The award recognises Big Yellow’s energy-efficient technologies, our low carbon foot-prints and the work we do with staff, customers and investors to minimise waste, water-usage and carbon dioxide emissions.
Our energy efficient technologies include using Energy efficient LED lighting in our stores, and motion sensor lighting so the lights only turn on when someone is present in the storage areas. Additionally we’ve introduced energy producing initiatives such as solar panels on many store roofs , generating significant energy for us, ground source heat pumps and wind turbines.
The Queen’s Award is one of Britain’s most prestigious awards for businesses recognising outstanding achievement in International Trade, Innovation and Sustainable Development and celebrates the very best of British Enterprise.
It is only presented to a limited number of companies once a year, so we’re very proud to have been one of them.