On the 5th of June 2014, the World Environment Day, in the Skylight of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment (MAGRAMA) of Spain, it has been celebrated the delivery of the European Business Awards for the Environment, in its Spanish edition, organized by the Biodiversity Foundation. The awards were given by the Prince Felipe de Borbon, who will be crowned as the future King of Spain in the coming days, as was announced yesterday in the media.
The biotech company Futureco Bioscience SA has been awarded for NOFLY as one of the most innovative products for sustainable development. NOFLY is the first product developed in Spain based on an entomopathogenic microbial agent (bioinsecticide) for biological control of insect pests that has been registered by the European Commission.
The European Business Awards for the Environment of the European Commission are summoned since 1987. These awards recognize and reward those companies that excel in meeting the goals of sustainable development through innovation in management, products and services, processes, international cooperation or combining business and biodiversity. Within each category have been awarded independently SMEs and large companies. One hundred companies presented their candidature to the awards, between which 12 have been awarded as they have demonstrated the strongest commitment to sustainable development through environmental performance. The winners pose for a significant recognition of both society and the world of business and sustainability, as pointed the Minister of Agriculture Isabel García Tejerina, who together with the Director of the Biodiversity Foundation, Sonia Castañeda, and the Secretary of State for Environment, Federico Ramos, conducted the act.
The Prince closed the event congratulating the winners for "driving new business strategies and investing in a new business approach where the environment plays a major role." To all of them, he added, "I invite you to play the role as ambassadors of the environment among the Spanish business, being a reference and source of inspiration for many other companies in our area."