Green Impact Platinum Award as solar energy goes live

18th Mar 2024

Karen Lucas (Managing Director) and Karen Whitehead were delighted to accept Green Impact’s 2023 Platinum award recognising efforts to make a positive difference to the way of working and impact on our environment and sustainability.  The scheme is delivered by SOS (Students Organising Sustainability).


Vikoma was also given a special award for environmental improvement recognising the improvements and energy reductions resulting from upgrading equipment and processes in the factory. 


Vikoma has got more people in its team involved in Green Impact actions which has led to more actions being completed and improvements being seen than in previous years when Gold Awards have been received. 


The Green Impact scheme has widened its scope and as well as providing students in the UK with work experience and helping UK organisations become more sustainable, it is now involving overseas organisations and students too.


The award was timely and coincided with Vikoma’s new solar panels going live and starting to generate electricity.  Initial results have been impressive and even on a grey day last week, we generated more energy than we used over a large part of the day.