The winners of the 2013 Green Ribbon Awards were announced by the Minister for the Environment, Hon Amy Adams, on 5 June 2013.
Small business leadership
These independently-owned businesses, based in Auckland, Taranaki and Christchurch, are part of the national Apparelmaster chain of laundries.
The businesses focus on minimising their environmental impact by tracking and reducing carbon emissions, water usage, and other environmental impacts across their businesses.
The Apparelmaster laundries take a business-wide view of sustainability and reduce their environmental impacts, with tangible results. They show how established businesses can become more sustainable.
Pryors and La Nuova have received gold certification and Apparelmaster Christchurch has received silver certification from Instep, a carbon certification programme.