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National business award win for Ibstock Brick

Michael McGowan

Company’s ‘people first’ sustainability strategy rewarded in Insider Media’s Made in the UK Awards

IBSTOCK Brick have won the award for the UK’s Most Ethical/Sustainable Manufacturer of the Year in the national finals of Insider Media’s 2019 ‘Made in the UK Awards’, which took place in Coventry on 20 June.

The company had previously impressed judges in the regional round, winning the same category at the ‘Made in the Midlands Awards’ in early May.

Having won commendations for their sustainability commitments and progress at five high-profile awards ceremonies over the last eight months, Ibstock Brick are now widely recognized as being at the forefront of sustainable manufacturing.

As the UK’s leading brick manufacturer, Ibstock Brick believe the secret of their sustainability success is a combination of clear goals and ambitions – as identified within their Sustainability Roadmap 2015 – and their People First approach.

The Made in the UK Awards judges felt Ibstock Brick ‘…went above and beyond policy and regulations to embed a sustainability strategy’.

Commenting on the Made in the UK Awards win, Michael McGowan (pictured), Ibstock plc’s group sustainability manager, said: ‘We are all absolutely delighted that Ibstock Brick have been called to the winners’ podium once again. This latest award offers proof that our hard-working team is doing the right things and our people-led strategies are working.

‘Looking more widely, we hope that our approach inspires our peers in the fields of commerce, technology and manufacturing to ‘go the extra mile’ in terms of their own sustainability goals and targets. Whilst the journey to greater sustainability can be a long and challenging one, it is certainly very rewarding, and it is a path we are absolutely committed to.’

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