Harrogate-based ventilation manufacturer EnviroVent is celebrating being shortlisted in the Manufacturer MX Awards 2017 (TMMX) in the ‘Sustainable Manufacturer’ category. Competition was strong and there were dozens of entrants to this category, but just a handful of the most sustainable businesses were shortlisted.
Andy Makin, Managing Director of EnviroVent, which designs and manufactures ventilation systems for the residential and social housing market, said: “We’re excited to be shortlisted in this prestigious award against such strong competition from across the UK. This is testament to the commitment of our team to sustainability in all aspects of our manufacturing process.”
The independent judging panel recognised EnviroVent’s commitment to sustainability throughout its business. EnviroVent was able to demonstrate how its products are designed to outlast the life-cycle of a property and are built with sustainable components to substantially reduce maintenance and ongoing costs. The company holds the ISO14001 accreditation and therefore sustainability is an important part of its policies too. All existing employees are aware of what part they play in ensuring sustainability throughout the manufacturing process and new employees are inducted in this when they join the business.
EnviroVent also demonstrated how it managed to reduce CO2 emissions from its vehicles by 9% in 2016 despite increasing the number of miles driven by 12%. In its factories, EnviroVent has reduced its energy usage by 25% by introducing low energy LED lights. The company also showed how it has introduced a zero to landfill waste policy, with all departments of the business contributing to achieving this. In addition, local sourcing by working with suppliers within a more localised area has also helped EnviroVent to reduce its carbon footprint.
Nick Hussey, Managing Director of Hennik Group which organises the Manufacturer MX Awards, said: “The Manufacturer MX Awards are, without doubt, the toughest and most rigorous in the UK so it is, without doubt, an incredible achievement for EnviroVent to have been shortlisted.”
The winners will be announced at a glittering ceremony which will be held in Liverpool on 16th November.
EnviroVent has recently been shortlisted in the CIBSE Yorkshire Region Manufacturer Awards, with the final taking place in November in Leeds.
EnviroVent has its factory for ventilation systems and a distribution centre, located on two separate sites on Hornbeam Business Park in Harrogate. The company supplies its energy efficient products to top UK housebuilders local authorities and housing associations, as well as homeowners and private landlords.
For more details visit the website www.envirovent.com or call 0345 27 27 810.