The decision to shut down DEBI was not taken lightly and efforts were made to secure funding to continue. The reality though is that DEBI is no longer viable in its current form. Like many other organisations, it is the victim of a combination of cuts to funding opportunities and the ongoing business pressures. This makes it increasingly difficult for companies to justify membership fees and awards sponsorship.
DEBI is, however, justifiably proud to have had the opportunity to support our members over the last 25 years and to showcase the environmental successes of that diverse membership. DEBI’s aim has always been to promote environmental responsibility and the Board acknowledges that this approach has now become much more commonplace.
The Board would like to take this opportunity to thank its members and all who have been involved with the organisation for their stalwart support for DEBI and passionate commitment to the cause of environmental business.