We have achieved two top accolades in recognition of our ongoing commitment to sustainability.
Dalton Park won the Greener Business Award at the County Durham Environment Awards in February before scooping the gong for Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism in the North East Tourism Awards at a glittering ceremony that took place in late March.
Organised by the Environment and Climate Change Partnership, the County Durham Environment Awards recognise projects that demonstrate great design, environmental guardianship and community spirit across the county.
The North East Tourism Awards celebrate businesses in a wide range of categories from accessibility and inclusivity to resilience and innovation.
Both entries reflected the huge amount of work carried out by the team here at Dalton Park as part of our commitment to leading the way in greener, ethical, responsible and sustainable operations.
Notable projects that were highlighted included: massive energy savings, the centre’s green corporate partnership with Climate Action North, development of our 55 acres of landscaped Parkland, a campaign to become the first retail scheme in the North to introduce a wildflower meadow through the Pollinator Parks® scheme, our first fully sustainable retail event ‘EcoFest’ and a reduced carbon Christmas decoration scheme in 2022.
Richard Kaye, Centre Manager at Dalton Park, said: “We are thrilled to have won not one, but two awards that recognise our sustainability efforts.
“We continuously work to identify new ways for Dalton Park and our brands to reduce their carbon footprint and introduce greener practices. These awards are testament to the commitment shown by our team and brand partners here at Dalton Park.
“The next 12 months will see a whole host of new and improved ethical, responsible and sustainable initiatives introduced.
“A proposal is now in place for additional solar panels to be fitted to Dalton Park’s roof, a strategy for enhanced segregation of food waste is underway and we are in the final stages of agreeing a new, local charity to support during 2023.”