Welsh biosciences company Genesis Biosciences has won a major UK sustainability award for an innovative new cleaning product which uses microbe bacteria instead of traditional chemicals.

Genesis won the Sustainability Product Innovation category at edie’s 2015 Sustainability Leaders Awards for its development of ‘Evogen’.

Evogen radically changes the way we think about cleaning.

Judges described Evogen as an extremely exciting and innovative product, with massive potential.

Debbie Williams, Operation Manager at Genesis Biosciences

Primary Judge and Head of Programme at RSA Great Recovery Lucy Chamberlain said: “Evogen radically changes the way we think about cleaning; about the environment and about our responsibility to use a more effective, lower cost, ‘friendly’ alternative to chemical cleaners”.

Speaking after being presented with the company’s Sustainability Product Innovation award in the ceremony in London, the Genesis team said: “Winning this award is the culmination of extensive research into application-specific bacteria which has resulted in unrivalled results across a series of markets.

“The whole concept of the Evogen range is to provide the lowest environmental impact product to every cleaning solution. We have made giant strides in the facilities management, marine and wastewater treatment markets and are extending the applications to many other sectors globally.

“This recognition is well deserved by the small and dedicated teams here in Cardiff and across the ocean in our Lawrenceville manufacturing facility and we were delighted to receive the honour”.

After a record-breaking year of entries in the Sustainability Leaders Awards, 88 finalists were whittled down to 14 separate winners, with categories ranging from Energy and Water Management through to Sustainable Supply Chains, Employee Engagement and Product Innovation.

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