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Energy Globe Award

With more than 182 participating countries and over 2000 project submissions annually the Energy Globe Award is today's most prestigious environmental prize worldwide. It distinguishes projects regionally, nationally and globally that conserve resources such as energy or utilize renewable or emission-free sources. Award ceremonies are held all over the world. Prominent personalities as well as Energy Globe Ambassadors in 90 countries support the mission of Energy Globe. The activities of Energy Globe attract worldwide media attention - international TV stations report each year with approximately 1,000 hours of broadcasting time. The aim of the Energy Globe is to raise global attention on sustainable, everywhere applicable environmental solutions and to motivate people to also become active in this area.

National ENERGY GLOBE Award Cyprus 2019

Submitted by: Cyprus Telecommunication Authority - CYTA
Verification of Cyta as the first and only“Zero Waste to Landfill” Organisation in Cyprus

Since 2016, Cyta is the first and only “Zero Waste to Landfill” organization in Cyprus. The commitment to the long-term pledge on environmental issues has been proved practically for another year by Cyta, as an organization that sends zero waste to landfills. Cyta secured the certificate ‘Zero Waste to Landfill’ from the company TUV Cyprus Ltd. This certification is issued when an organization recycles more than 95% of its waste. In 2017, Cyta, through its unwavering environment-friendly policy, managed to reuse or recycle 97% of its waste.

Initial situation
Waste is one of the greatest problems that Cyprus has to deal with because landfill sites have been saturated, while strict rules from the EU on waste reduction force the country to take immediate actions. For Cyta, environmental policy is part of its broader Corporate Social Responsibility, which embraces all sectors of society in responsibility towards customers, staff, partners and suppliers, the wider society and the state.

Solution
The solution includes compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, reduction of resource consumption, re-use, wherever possible, products and equipment and eliminating reckless disposal of them, promoting the recycling of its waste, further reduction in consumption of resources and their rational re-usage, promoting recyclable and environmentally friendly products, addition of environmental issues in the staff’s training programs

Innovation
Cyta is the first Cypriot organization that has secured the certification of environmental quality ‘Green Office’ for all its shops, with regard to the quality of their environmental administration and operation. ‘Green Office’ is the pioneering pilot program of environmental quality for buildings and offices that is administered by the Cyprus Marine Environment Protection Association CYMEPA.




Capital: Nicosia
Official language: Greek, Turkish
Total area: 9.251 km²
Population: 838.897
GDP/Capita/Year: $28.237
Source: Wikipedia 2012