South Africa’s Scan Display was selected as the winner of UFI’s 2013 Sustainable Development competition for “best innovative environmental initiative” during the recent South African Climate Change Response Expo.
“It is a great honor for us to win this award as sustainability is central to Scan Display’s values and ethics,” said Justin Hawes, managing director, Scan Display. “We are very proud that this year both UFI Sustainable Development awards were presented to South African companies. This shows that, even as a developing nation, we are playing a leading role in promoting green innovations for the exhibition industry.”
The jury’s selection recognizes Scan Display’s full approach to sustainability, which started from a parking lot and ended up as a comprehensive concept.
“We are very pleased with the high standard of entries received for this award. Today, companies in the exhibition industry are implementing strong, serious approaches to environmental challenges,” said Paul Woodward, managing director, UFI. “The Scan Display program captures the imagination with their innovative thinking in creating the South African Climate Change Response Expo.”
UFI organizes annual award competitions in the fields of education, ICT, marketing, operations and sustainable development with the goal of recognizing and promoting excellence in the exhibition industry.