More than 64 UK companies submitted entries for the awards. There was a diverse range of reporting methods this year, including CD ROM, video and website entries. Sixteen have been chosen to go forward to the final judging in December.The award, which was started by ACCA in 1991, is announced at a presentation ceremony in London in February. The 16 companies shortlisted are: Anglian Water plc, B&Q plc, BA plc, BAA plc, BP Amoco plc, BT plc, Eastern Group plc, the Environment Agency, Scottish Power, Thames Water plc, United Utilities plc, Bovince Ltd, Shields Environmental Ltd, Biffa Waste Services Ltd, The Boots Company plc and RMC Group plc.The winner of the 1999 award will go forward to the European Environmental Awards, of which ACCA is a co-sponsor. Companies from the UK, Finland, Italy, Switzerland, Portugal, the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Denmark and Germany will take part in this event which is now in its fourth year.
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