ECM made Green World Ambassador 2017

For the third year running, ECM have been named as Green World Ambassador in recognition of the environmental work that is a key part of the company’s system of Integrated Crop Management.

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Above: ECM’s Peter Clare with the award outside the House of Commons, London, where a special presentation ceremony took place on 16th June 2017.


ECM named 2016 Country Champion in
Environmental Respect Awards

ECM are proud to have been selected as UK champions, marking our commitment to promoting environmentalism in agriculture to the industry and to the general public.

This award highlights our continuing efforts to make the world a safer, cleaner place in which to live and work.


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Continuing success for ECM

2016 brings another well deserved Green Apple Award for ECM – continuing recognition of the company’s commitment to conservation and crop science.

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International recognition

ECM have won an International Corporate Social Responsibility Excellence Award. CSR Awards are given to companies that demonstrate best practice in corporate social responsibility by helping with environmental issues and benefiting colleagues, communities and the less fortunate.

For every winner attending the prize giving a tree is planted to offset the journey made to attend the ceremony.


International recognition for ECM

ECM have been honoured as International Green World Ambassadors at a special ceremony on Monday August 8, 2016 at The Crystal, London Docklands – regarded as the most sustainable events venue in the UK.

This recognition comes as a result of the environmental success of their BIOPESTICIDES Project which won a Green Apple Environment Award, presented at Westminster Palace in November last year.

As a result of that success, they are having their winning paper published in The Green Book, the world’s only annual work of reference on environmental best practice that is distributed to environment professionals, universities and libraries around the world by The Green Organisation.

The award judges commented: “ECM are world leaders in the development of safer crop and animal treatments. This project has proven the effectiveness of mustard and garlic based biopesticides as a part replacement for strong chemical applications, with dramatic reductions in pollution, and protecting beneficial insect populations. Their products provide better protection, minimised risk and cost no more than standard chemical applications.”

The winning paper now goes forward for further judging and entry into The Green World Awards for the Environment; the campaign to find the “greenest” organisation in the world.

This presentation takes place in Seoul, South Korea in October.


ECM made Green World Ambassador 2016

ECM have been honoured as an International Green World Ambassador 2016. This is the second year running that the company has received Green Ambassador recognition for developing safer crop and animal treatments as part of its system of Integrated Crop Management, which combines profitability, safety, healthy food and best environmental practice.


ECM wins International Green Apple Environment Award

ECM were honoured as International Green World Ambassadors at a special presentation ceremony on Monday November 16th 2015 at the Houses of Parliament, London.

This recognition comes as a result of the environmental success of their BIOPESTICIDES Project, which has won an International Green Apple Environment Award.

As a result of that success, they are having their winning paper published in The Green Book, the world’s only annual work of reference on environmental best practice that is distributed to environment professionals, universities and libraries around the world by The Green Organisation.

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The award judges commented:

“ECM are world leaders in the development of safer crop and animal treatments. This project has proven the effectiveness of mustard and garlic based biopesticides as a part replacement for strong chemical applications, with dramatic reductions in pollution, and protecting beneficial insect populations. Their products provide better protection, minimised risk and cost no more than standard chemical applications.”

The winning paper now goes forward for further judging and the possibility of representing the UK in the Brussels-led European Business Awards for the Environment.

The Green Apple Awards are one of the few environmental schemes in Britain that have official status to act as an automatic feeder scheme into the European campaign.


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ECM’s contribution to the environment recognised by 2015 Green Apple

ECM’s continuing work to improve environmental standards has been awarded a 2015 Green Apple.

The award will be presented at The Houses of Parliament on Monday November 16 2015.


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Recognition for ECM’s contribution to environmental best practice

ECM’s paper on environmental best practice, which was entered into the prestigious Green World Awards 2015, has been named as one of the winners.

Who has won exactly what is never revealed until the awards are presented, which this year will be in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Monday 19 October.


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The ultimate accolade

ECM have been named ‘Champion of Champions’ in the 2014 International Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice. Peter Clare, right, is shown receiving the award on the terrace of the House of Commons, London, on Monday 10 November. In June 2014 ECM were made an International Green World Ambassador 2015.


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ECM made Green World Ambassador 2014

Peter Clare at the Houses of Parliament, London, on Monday 30 June 2014, where he received a highly prestigious Green World Ambassador Award on behalf of ECM.


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Another Green Apple Award for ECM


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ECM works to protect bees – and wins another International Green Apple

ECM have won another International Green Apple – their thirteenth – for the way in which their integrated approach to crop management benefits the environment whilst maintaining food profitability.

This latest award is for the way the company protected bees within crops whilst at the same time removing crop pests and conserving crop yields.

ECM’s Chris Deverell (l) and Peter Clare (r) with their 2013 International Green Apple Award, presented to them at the House of Commons.


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ECM amongst International Green Heroes 2012 – 2013

ECM is one of a select number of organisations whose contribution to environmental best practice has led The Green Organisation to cite them as International Green Heroes 2012 – 2013.

Image above: Trevor Baylis (centre) presenting and International Green Hero Award to ECM’s Peter Clare (l) and Chris Deverell (r) at Canary Wharf.


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International Green Apple Awards for ECM

ECM have been awarded their twelfth Green Apple for projects that enhance the environment. The Green Apple Awards are run by The Green Organisation, an independent, non-political organisation that recognises, rewards and promotes environmental best practice around the world.

ECM’s environmental work includes reducing pesticide applications, reducing farm waste and educating farmers and students of Manhcester Metropolitan University in environmental best practice.

(Bill Cavanagh (l) and Peter Clare (r) of ECM with the company’s 2012 International Green Apple Award, presented to them at the House of Commons.


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ECM 20th Anniversary

In 2012 ECM celebrated twenty years of working with UK farmers and promoting best environmental practice. Shown here is the ECM team – complete with Green Apple and
Green Hero Awards – marking the occasion.


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Kilimanjaro Challenge raise money for Farm Africa

ECM are proud to have part-sponsored the NFU’s recent Kilamanjaro Challenge initiative.

Climbers who made up the Challenge team set out to conquer the world’s tallest free-standing mountain to raise funds for Farm Africa, the UK charity that tackles hunger not through food aid but with agricultural innovation and business enterprise.

The team finally reached the summit on 05 October 2012 after a gruelling six-day trek – a tremendous effort that has given a huge boost to Farm Africa.

On Kilamanjaro: Martin Howarth, NFU Director of Policy (L); Gila Hale, Farm Africa (C); Andrew Jones, BSSF (R)


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Warrington Borough Council Environmental Awards

Having helped Warrington Borough Council to promote and launch their own environmental awards, ECM was runner up in the category ‘Protecting the Natural Environment’.


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ECM scoops another national award for Environmental Best Practice

ECM has won another nationals award for Environmental Best Practice. This was presented to Peter Clare, Managing Director of ECM, by Dr Peter Dunleavy, the Dean and Pro Vice Chancellor of Manchester Metropolitan University.

ECM has a long-standing research partnership with the university looking at all aspects of agronomy on North West farms, enabling farmers to optimise their profits whilst protecting the environment. This allows ECM to give truly independent advice on problems unique to farms in the North West.

The award was given in recognition of ECM’s pioneering work in optimising crop nutrition using foliar applications of nutrients. This leads to improved yields and a reduction in potential pollution problems that farmers may face. The award is made by the Green Organisation, an independent international group dedicated to recognising, rewarding and promoting environmental best practice around the world.


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Peter Clare, ECM Managing Director (right) receiving a Green Apple Award in 2009 from Peter Kendall, NFU President. This was ECM’s ninth Green Apple for schemes that include reducing pesticide applications, reducing farm waste and educating farmers and students of Manchester Metropolitan University in environmental best practice.


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Peter Clare, ECM Managing Director, with Professor David Bellamy at the Green Hero Awards 2009, when ECM received their third accolade for giving an environmental lead to others.


CEST Report “Cleaner Farming”

This report produced in 1993 set out the ways to make farming safer and environmentally sensitive. ECM was the only agrichemical distributor invited to contribute due to our ‘Green Credentials’. The report was used by the government to form many of the agricultural policies that are now in use.