On June 25, 2015 two delegates from the Austrian Chamber of Commerce at the Austrian embassy in Brussels, Mrs. Martina Madeo and Mr. Henry Simon, visited Subsea Industries nv in Antwerp to present the company with the National Energy Globe Award for sustainability for 2015. Subsea Industries won the award for Belgium for its Ecospeed non-toxic hull coating project. Production Executive Mr. Manuel Hof accepted the award on behalf of the company.
According to the jury report, “this year´s National Winner of the Energy Globe Award in Belgium set out to replace these toxic antifouling coatings with a non-toxic alternative, stopping water pollution and also reducing fuel and greenhouse gas emissions. A win-win situation for both: Humans and environment.”
“It is our duty and responsibility to assure that our young people will have an intact environment tomorrow.” With these words Wolfgang Neumann launched the ENERGY GLOBE World Award for Sustainability in 1999, today’s most prominent and prestigious environmental prize.
From all over the world, projects are showcased that conserve and protect our resources or that employ renewable energy. The goal is to present successful sustainable projects to a broad audience, for many of our environmental problems already have good, feasible solutions. More than 1.500 projects and initiatives from a total of 177 countries were submitted for this year’s award.