Lakes, carbon neutral company and leading manufacturer of showering spaces, has bagged a Highly Commended ‘Caring for the Environment’ award at the annual Worshipful Company of Builders’ Merchants (WCoBM) City & Awards.
Presented to Sales & Marketing Director Mike Tattam by WCoBM’s Master Fiona Woolf DBE DL at the prestigious Haberdashers Hall in the City of London (both pictured, above), the accolade recognises the substantial steps Lakes has taken to improve its environmental impact.
Lakes is the first in its sector to introduce fully recyclable packaging, which significantly reduces waste to landfill, and is the first to achieve the Carbon Neutral Standard, based on an assessment of carbon emissions for its UK operation.
The award also recognises the impact the packaging has on improving efficiencies in handling and distribution.
WCoBM is a Livery Company that supports training and education in the sector through its charitable fund.
The ‘Caring for the Environment’ award was introduced to Livery members this year as part of the Company’s #BuildACareerWithoutLimits campaign.
The campaign is an initiative encouraging young people, apprentices and students to consider working with a builders’ merchant or a building materials’ manufacturer.
With pressure to improve our carbon footprint and adopt sustainable practices at home and in business, young people are turning to industries and organisations that set the standard.
The new award provides the sector with the opportunity to promote sustainability, resource efficiency and environmental best practice to young talent the industry needs in the future.
Mike Tattam commented: “This annual event is a fantastic occasion and it was a pleasure to be one of the first supplier members to be recognised for this award.
“The increasing threat of climate change is a daily reminder that we need to change how we operate as businesses. We are continually looking at ways to offset our carbon emissions and improve our environmental impact.
“We are focusing on recycling all product waste, primarily glass and aluminium, and testing the most fuel-efficient models for our distribution fleet.
“Recently we held a tree planting event at a local school, planting 200 trees as part of our offsetting programme. It’s an exciting journey and one that requires combined effort. So, we’re encouraging other manufacturers in our sector to follow our lead.”
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