Queens Award Wales Millennium Centre
The Sustainable Development Charter congratulates its signatory the Wales Millennium Centre on receiving the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development.
The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the UK’s highest accolade for business success. The Centre received the award for Sustainable Development. The Centre holds close to its heart the importance of balancing the social, economic, and environmental aspects of the business so as to enable a sustainable approach to the delivery of culture in Wales. This award reinforces the Centre as a leader in sustainable development and recognises all members of the team for their contribution.
It was the first independent arts centre in the UK to achieve the international environmental management standard ISO14001 and was a founding signatory of Welsh Government’s Sustainable Development Charter. It is an exemplar venue which has achieved a great deal to reduce its environmental impact, and in 2012 won the much coveted award for Sustainability and Environmental Impact from the British Institute of Facilities Management against tough competition from leading FTSE 100 companies.
Wales’ number one visitor attraction, the Centre was chosen as Wales’ National Treasure in 2014 by the people of Wales in the National Lottery’s Good Causes vote on Lottery funded projects across the UK.
“This is the best theatre built in the world in the last 50 years” Lord Lloyd Webber
Mathew Milsom, Managing Director of Wales Millennium Centre said “I am immensely proud of the whole team for winning one of the highest honours a company can receive. It is a true recognition of how everyone working together can make a real difference to the people of Wales. Our positive impact can be felt on many levels – on the economy, the community, young people, culture, the environment and on tourism.
This accolade recognises our ambitions of inspiring the nation by providing opportunities for all to engage with culture and the arts, showcasing Wales to the World by creating work within Wales and excelling in everything that we do. Not only this, it recognises our operational team’s commitment to the highest standards of customer service and the maintenance of the iconic building itself.
The Centre, as one of the founding signatories of Welsh Government’s Sustainable Development Charter continues to wholeheartedly support the Charter’s objective of promoting responsible business practices across Wales to secure the future of generations to come.