Keystone appoints Jemma Ison as Group Sustainability Manager

  • 17 May 2022

Keystone Group has appointed Jemma Ison as Group Sustainability Manager to help build decarbonisation into all business operations.

Jemma, who has been with the Group for five years, has played an integral part in developing Keystone’s sustainability strategy, which is based on a trio of key sustainability pillars: ‘Our Nature’, ‘Our Resources’ and ‘Our People’.

In her new role, Jemma has been invited to join the NHBC Foundation Expert Panel and also to work with BSI to support the development of sustainability criteria for construction materials. This will provide clarity to the industry of high quality but low environmental impact products.

Under the Science Based Targets Initiative, a global organisation responsible for setting the world’s targets to ensure a more sustainable future, Keystone has embarked on a journey of monitoring and improving its carbon emissions and has committed to the ambitious target of becoming Net Zero by 2050.

As part of this journey, Keystone’s Sustainability Taskforce, comprised of a ‘Sustainability Champion’ from each business, is working through the identification of Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions to provide clarity on the environmental impact of Keystone Group operations and raise opportunities for carbon reductions throughout the organisation.


As the first step towards the creation of this strategy, Keystone’s Sustainability Taskforce is currently working with Carbon Footprint to help measure the scope of carbon consumption across the Group. Once this is determined, Keystone will affectively measure improvements against this benchmark going forward.

‘Drawing on the learnings of last year’

Jemma Ison, Keystone Group Sustainability Manager, says: “Sustainability is a topic I am extremely passional about – both professionally and personally. Keystone is committed to reducing the environmental impact of all Group operations through continued reduction of its carbon footprint and I am focussed on helping the business achieve Net Zero by 2050. 

“In 2021, I led the implementation of IG Masonry Support’s sustainability strategy by looking for ways to decarbonise our operations as well as offsetting our emissions to achieve carbon neutral status.

“I am looking forward to drawing on the learnings of last year to help support all Keystone Group brands on their sustainability journeys.”

Sean Og Coyle, Keystone Group Commercial Director, adds: “Due to the fantastic progress of IG Masonry Support in its sustainability objectives and the leadership Jemma has shown in the area of sustainability, I am delighted to add the title of ‘Keystone Group Sustainability Manager’ to Jemma’s current role.

“We hope this latest appointment exemplifies Keystone’s commitment to lead the way with innovation in construction and sustainable performance. The Group is passionate about investing in our sustainability strategy and implementing affirmative action, to safeguard our future for all.”

Visit the Keystone Lintels website

Download the Keystone Lintels Product Guide

Download the Hi-therm+ brochure

Download the Keyslip Brick Feature Lintels brochure

Leave a Reply

Latest news

ASSA ABLOY Door Group spotlights Project Engineering team

ASSA ABLOY Door Group is spotlighting its Project Engineering team, which boasts a wealth of expertise in offering premium opening solutions.

Posted in Access Control & Door Entry Systems, Architectural Ironmongery, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Services, Doors, Facility Management & Building Services, Health & Safety, Posts, Recruitment, Security and Fire Protection

Jack Aluminium

Jack Aluminium's JD47 system at pharmaceutical company

Jack Aluminium’s JD47 system has once again showed its incredible versatility, being used for a bonded double door set at the headquarters of one of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies.

Posted in Access Control & Door Entry Systems, Aluminium Products, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Systems, Canopies, Entrances & Column Casings, Case Studies, Doors, Glass, Glazing, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Security and Fire Protection


Armourcoat: How interior design can positively influence a healthy working life

A recent comprehensive re-design and fit-out of the UK head office of a world leading premium car manufacturer features Armourcoat’s Perlata.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Case Studies, Interior Design & Construction, Interiors, Paints, Coatings & Finishes, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Walls


ROCKWOOL® enhances FIREPRO® range with more versatile fire resistant sealant

Insulation manufacturer ROCKWOOL adds to its FIREPRO® range of specialist fire protection products with Silicone X.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Floors, Health & Safety, Innovations & New Products, Insulation, Security and Fire Protection, Walls