Kingspan Insulation and Kingspan Insulated Panels have jointly been shortlisted for the Sustainable Manufacturing Award at the prestigious The Manufacturer MX Awards, recognising their commitment to sustainable practice at all levels of their business.
Almost 50 of Britain’s top manufacturing companies have made it through to the finals of what is said to be the UK’s largest and most rigorous industry awards programme. The awarding ceremony will take place on the 14th November at the Exhibition Centre in Liverpool, rounding off Digital Manufacturing Week with a celebration of the best of British manufacturing.
As well as helping to reduce CO2 emissions in the construction industry through the excellent thermal performance of its products, sustainability is deeply embedded within the global Kingspan business and has been fundamental to its growth and ongoing success. In the UK, both Kingspan Insulation and Kingspan Insulated Panels work hard to implement clear sustainable and responsible business practices, from reducing the environmental impact of their manufacturing processes to engaging with external stakeholders to ensure their passion is translated into industry-wide action.
Central to this strategy is also its commitment to become a Net-Zero Energy (NZE) company by 2020. NZE means that in a given year, it must be energy neutral on an aggregate basis across its entire estate. It is a global effort, covering 129 sites and over 14,000 employees. It has now reached over 75% NZE and is well on course to achieve the NZE goal by 2020.
Of course, sustainability is not just about looking inwardly. Both divisions take an active role in the communities surrounding their sites, proactively communicating their actions, consulting with them on local issues and helping them to improve the local area through various division-run schemes.
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