Pasquill, the largest manufacturer and supplier of roof trusses in the UK, has won a prestigious Saint-Gobain Emerald Environment Award. This award is for the outstanding positive environmental improvements which have been made by the business in recent years.
The annual Saint-Gobain Diamonds Rubies Emeralds Awards Ceremony, held at Les Miroirs in Paris recognises the Saint-Gobain businesses that have implemented significant environmental, health and safety progresses across the global network.
Fifteen awards are handed out each year, comprising of five health Rubies, five safety performance Diamonds and five environmental Emeralds.
Pasquill was awarded this accolade for its key environmental improvements, including a 16 percent reduction in energy since 2015. This was achieved by implementing company-wide energy saving solutions, such as upgrading lighting to energy saving products and auto-switch on/off of extraction equipment.
In addition to this, all raw materials within Pasquill are now obtained from certifiable sustainable sources, and material wastages are being recycled where possible. For example, unwanted excess materials from British Gypsum are sent back to the manufacturer to create new plasterboards.
Igor Marcius, Site Operations Manager at Redhill, collected the award on behalf of Pasquill. Igor commented: “I felt very honoured and proud to have collected this award. This is a massive achievement for Pasquill, especially when you consider that Saint-Gobain operates in 67 countries and employs over 179,000 colleagues. This shows that nothing is impossible.”
Philip Pointon, Pasquill’s EHS & Quality Manager added: “This is a tremendous achievement for Pasquill, it recognises the dedication of our staff to protect the environment. We don’t want to stop here though, as we still have more to do to meet our long term environmental ambitions, but this certainly recognises the fantastic work the team has achieved so far.”