In addition to being elected for Enterprise of the year in Drenthe, we have also received other awards and nominations this year. Our Felt chair was awarded with an international Green Product Award. We reached the top 3 of entries for the national Sustainable Tuesday Award and won the price for most sustainable company in Drenthe. We have also been named ‘Best practice’ in the category ‘furniture’ by the EFIC with Plastic Whale by Vepa.
Vepa became Business of the Year of Drenthe in 2018. According to jury chairman Henk Brink is Vepa a justified winner. “It is an healthy and sustainable company. A family business focused on education, training and the society. At Vepa, there is much that we also like to see at other companies”.
In the same year, Vepa was elected for ‘Most Sustainable Company of Drenthe ‘. Vepa was awarded for the development and realization of Plastic Whale by Vepa: office furniture made from Amsterdam canal plastic.
It didn’t end in terms of awards and nominations. With Plastic Whale by Vepa we were nominated for the “Duurzame Dinsdag Prize “. This prize is awarded to an initiative that focuses on several aspects of sustainability. We finished top three.
After claiming a field of 400 submissions from 25 countries and joining the Green Selection, our chair made from PET bottles is officially Green Product Award winner. The Green Product Award is an annual international competition for innovative, sustainable products & services.
The European Furniture Industries Confederation (EFIC) has declared Plastic Whale by Vepa as ‘best practice’ in the furniture category. The EFIC describes its organizations as ‘the voice of the furniture industry in Europe’.