VEKA Wins Best Sustainability Initiative At The G21 Awards
November 29, 2021
Here at VEKA, we are proud to have won the Best Sustainability Initiative at the G21 Awards in November 2021. We pride ourselves on sustainability, and therefore this award is recognition for all our hard work as a company.
The Best Sustainability Initiative award goes to companies that work hard to minimise reuse and recycle waste, protect the environment and reduce energy usage. Also, the judges were interested in how companies invest in these measures to reduce the risk of climate change.
We have been committed to being a sustainable company that cares about the environment, and there are multiple ways we do this by. Recently, we have published a second comprehensive corporate social responsibility report which inspired our new statement for 2021, ‘We Care | We Act’. It also inspired our mission statement ‘ We care about our partners, our people and our environment.
Over the past two years, the world has been turned upside down, and all companies across the industry focused on following guidelines to ensure customer and employee safety. Through this time, most companies would take a back seat on their sustainable practices; however, we never haltered our passion for being sustainable. Although sustainability might not have been a top priority, we were still able to make progress.
We set out our goals in our 2019 report identifying where we would like to be in the future years to come. Although we did not reach all of these goals during the pandemic, we are more than happy with the progress we were able to make. We made some impressive energy savings and came up with more ways to reduce waste.
Our Managing Director Neil Evans had this to say:
“Sustainability is one of the three cornerstones of the VEKA CSR strategy and includes a commitment to our partners to produce an extensive portfolio of sustainable products, enabled with the introduction of co-extrusion tools throughout our facility. We have been implementing the new tooling and related measures for three years, and we are now able to include recycled material in most our products.”
We are so proud to have been awarded this fantastic recognition and win Best Sustainability Initiative. We are amazed by the support we have received over the last few years, which has enabled us to become as sustainable as possible. We look forward to how we will be able to progress even more in the near future to increase sustainability and reduce climate change.