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McCormick UK wins ‘Sustainable Manufacturer of the Year’ award

Posted in Foodservice Footprint news,News by foodservicefootprint on December 14, 2009

“The Manufacturer of the Year” Awards are designed specifically to recognise the achievement of world class excellence and best practice throughout the UK manufacturing industry.

The awards ceremony took place last month at the Tower Hill Hotel, London, and was attended by members of McCormick’s Haddenham Sustainability Team, led by Mark Whalley, Plant Manager.

McCormick’s Haddenham site was nominated in the category of ‘Sustainable Manufacturer’ together with other leading UK manufacturers; Avon Metals, Boss Design, Kerrygold Foods, Lush Manufacturing, Paul Fabrications and Pentagon Chemicals, and won the Award for ‘demonstrating an improvement in environmental performance and reduction in carbon footprint’.

Factors contributing to their success included; the achievement in 2008, of ISO 14001, a series of international standards on environmental management that defines practices to minimise a company’s environmental impact, green design with the Optix Project which removed 320,000 25kg bags from landfill whilst improving working conditions, energy management and performance as significant gas and electricity reductions have been achieved on the site, and employee engagement as the sustainability effort covers both the plant and the offices.

Mark Whalley commented during the Awards ceremony, “We are really proud of this Award that proves once again that we see sustainability as an integral part of our business, and essential to our long term success. I would like to dedicate this Award to all Haddenham employees who made day-to-day efforts to reduce our carbon footprint. Without them, we would never have been recognised as the Sustainable Manufacturer of the Year. Thanks for all your hard work.”

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