Ibstock Brick has been announced as a winner in the category of Most Ethical / Sustainable Manufacturer of the Year at the 2019 at the Made in the Midlands Awards.
The awards, coordinated by leading business publisher, INSIDER Media, took place in Birmingham on May 2, 2019. They celebrate excellence and achievement from businesses based in the Midlands region.
Ibstock was recognised for its commitment – through its products and processes – to “forging a more sustainable future for the company and region”. The judges were said to be impressed by Ibstock’s demonstration of its social and environmental concerns – and the way this has become part of its wider business strategy.
According to Ibstock, sustained investments in energy efficient plant, clean technologies and performance improvements are coupled strong commitment to skills-building and community engagement. The judges cited the company’s ‘people first’ approach to sustainability – commenting that this methodology set Ibstock apart from the other shortlisted businesses.
As winner of the Most Ethical / Sustainable Manufacturer of the Year category, the Ibstock team will take part in the INSIDER Media National Finals in June 2020.
Commenting on the Made in the Midlands award win, Michael McGowan, said:
“This is the latest in a long line of high-profile award wins that recognise the positive impacts we are making in terms of sustainability and we are absolutely delighted to receive it. Our win is very much testament to the hard work of our colleagues across the business. Sustainability is embedded within our business culture and we could not be prouder to lead the way both in the Midlands and further afield.”
Ibstock Brick was also shortlisted in the category of Manufacturer of the Year (Over £25M).