Leading hard landscaping business Marshalls plc has been recognised for its approach to sustainability by picking up the Achievement in Sustainability Award from the PLC Awards.
Held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Thursday 12 March 2009, the awards ceremony was attended by quoted companies, investment banks, fund managers, investment analysts and corporate advisors.
Marshalls won the highly coveted Achievement in Sustainability Award for its pioneering work on carbon labelling and its overall approach to carbon reduction. Marshalls was the first company to carbon label an entire product range – 503 products in its domestic range – the largest amount of products anywhere in the world.
Marshalls’ Group Marketing Director, Chris Harrop, said: “Winning this award means a great deal to Marshalls as it was voted for by peers and by the public. We take our commitment to sustainability very seriously and we feel strongly that every business should make an active contribution to society as part of its key strategy. It is imperative that businesses spearhead the sustainability movement by making real and positive social change.”
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The Achievement in Sustainability Award recognises companies that, as well as making their own operations more sustainable, are helping address wider issues such as the causes and effects of climate change. As winner, Marshalls has demonstrated that it has understood its most significant sustainability-related impacts and opportunities, and has demonstrated achievements that have contributed to a more sustainable future. In this category, the Voting Panel looks for leadership, innovation and lasting commitment to sustainability.
Marshalls adds this accolade to a growing list of awards including a Big Tick from Business in the Community, the Gold Sustain Award for Sustainability, Business and the Built Environment, as well as recently being accepted by the United Nations Global Compact.