Crown Paints has been recognised at a national and local level for its long-term commitment to the environment.
The company, which manufactures DIY and professional paint brands, has won the Sustainable Large Business of the Year for its organisation-wide reduction in waste and energy in the Lancashire Business Environment Awards.
It has also been shortlisted in the national Sustainability Leaders Awards, within the carbon management category, as well as the Green Business Awards and The Manufacturer Awards. The winners of these three awards are announced later this year.
Mark Lloyd, Sustainability Manager at Crown Paints, said: "We are delighted our work has been recognised at a national and local level, for our work at Crown’s manufacturing facility and headquarters at Darwen, as well as our Hull plant and our Crown Decorating Centres nationwide.
"The major initiative for us has been the development of our ‘portfolio footprinting’ tracker system, which measures the carbon footprint of every product we make, including the specification brands of Crown Trade, Sadolin and Sandtex Trade.
"We have been the first paint manufacturer in the UK to launch this type of programme.
"Now, twelve months since its launch, we are using the information produced as a standard measure, from which we can evaluate and reduce our own greenhouse gas emissions, with the target of a 10 per cent reduction by 2015 – and 25 per cent by 2020.
"These are two considerable targets that require the involvement of all our employees and our supply chain to achieve success.
"The targets are in addition to our sustainability target of zero waste to landfill, originally targeted for December 2012 – which was achieved more than 12 months ahead of schedule."
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